Delaware State University to hold spring commencement ceremony in person

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DOVER, Del. – The Delaware State University community got some positive news Monday. After having their last two commencement ceremonies go virtual, DSU has announced they will hold their May commencement ceremony in person. “We’re making these small steps towards normalcy, and we hope that continues. A lot of it depends on how this COVID-19 pandemic plays out over the next few months,” said Director of News Services Carlos Holmes.

In order to comply with COVID-19 safety guidelines, there will be a total of six ceremonies. Those ceremonies are divided up by the different graduate and undergraduate colleges within the university. Guests will have to show a negative COVID-19 test taken at least 3 days before – or show proof of complete vaccination. All guests will be temperature checked and masks are required throughout the ceremonies.

Plus, Holmes says students who went through virtual commencements are also invited to participate in the in-person ceremony. “Our students and their families deserve nothing less than our best efforts. As you know, we did not have a commencement last May, neither in December. We normally have two commencements a year. So we’re trying to make up for it in a big way,” said Holmes.

The ceremonies will happen May 7th and 8th, and will be live streamed on DSU’s YouTube channel.

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