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Commencement Public Health Announcement

Commencement Public Health Announcement: 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has provided COVID-19 specific travel guidelines and safety guidelines for celebrations to help protect individuals and their families, friends, and communities from COVID-19. Commencement is a time of celebration and all graduates and guests should evaluate their risk in determining whether to attend the ceremony.

Graduates and their guests planning on participating in the in-person ceremonies on Friday, Dec. 11 or Saturday, Dec. 12, must agree that they will not attend the ceremony if the graduate, guests, or traveling companions:

  • Are sick or experiencing one or more of the following symptoms of COVID-19 as identified by the CDC:
    • Fever or chills
    • Cough
    • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
    • Fatigue
    • Muscle or body aches
    • Headache
    • New loss of taste or smell
    • Sore throat
    • Congestion or runny nose
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Diarrhea
  • Have tested positive for COVID-19 with a viral test within 10 days prior to commencement or travel to campus
  • Are waiting for results of a COVID-19 viral test
  • Have been around someone with the suspected or confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the past 14 days (even if they did not have symptoms).
  • Are at increased risk for severe illness. According to the CDC, older adults and people of any age with certain underlying medical conditions are at increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.

To help maintain physical distancing guidelines, graduates and guests must also agree that they will not sell, transfer, or otherwise provide any of their tickets to anyone other than family members within their household (or other trusted close contact acquaintances).

COVID-19 WARNING

YOU MUST FOLLOW ALL STADIUM POLICIES, INCLUDING HEALTH AND SAFETY POLICIES, AND POSTED INSTRUCTIONS WHILE IN THE STADIUM AND ON STADIUM GROUNDS.

AN INHERENT RISK OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19 EXISTS IN ANY PUBLIC PLACE WHERE PEOPLE ARE PRESENT. COVID-19 IS AN EXTREMELY CONTAGIOUS DISEASE THAT CAN LEAD TO SEVERE ILLNESS AND DEATH. ACCORDING TO THE CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION, SENIOR CITIZENS AND THOSE WITH UNDERLYING MEDICAL CONDITIONS ARE ESPECIALLY VULNERABLE. BY ENTERING THE STADIUM AND STADIUM GROUNDS, YOU VOLUNTARILY ASSUME ANY AND ALL RISKS OF EXPOSURE TO COVID-19.

The Fall 2020 commencement exercises will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m., inside Brooks Stadium. All five colleges will be honored at this time. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be rescheduled for Sunday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m., inside Brooks Stadium. The University will also be premiering a virtual ceremony on Friday, Dec. 18, at 6 p.m. This ceremony will virtually recognize all the Fall 2020 graduates (honoring both the graduates who plan to attend the in-person ceremony and those who are unable to participate on Dec. 11). Follow the CCU Commencement Facebook page (@CCUGrad) for commencement up-dates and view the links below for additional commencement information.

Commencement Day

Commencement Stage Photo

The Fall 2020 commencement ceremony will be held on Friday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m. View information regarding stadium safety measures, parking and shuttles, and the Clear Bag Policy.

Ceremony Information »

Graduates

Graduates

Congratulations graduates! Before the big day, there are a few tasks to complete. Review important deadlines, order regalia, claim tickets and submit a virtual submission form.

Graduate Information »

Families and Guests

Family and Guest Photo 

Plan your visit to celebrate the achievements of the class of 2020. View area accommodations, dining options, and review available accessibility services for the ceremony.

Guest Information »

Announcements

Tickets Now Available to ClaimTicket Announcement Photo

Graduates are now able to claim their graduate and (4) guest tickets for the ceremony. Tickets will be available to claim until 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Claim Tickets »

A Letter from President DeCenzo

DeCenzo Commencement AddressRead the President's Letter to the Class of 2020 »