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Many colleges and universities across the nation are adjusting spring and summer schedules in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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As Lipscomb University students “returned” to school this week following an extended spring break due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Lipscomb University officials have announced plans for spring commencement and summer term courses.
In March, the university announced that classes would be offered online or in other forms of remote instruction for the remainder of the semester following the extended spring break. Classes resumed March 30. Lipscomb provost W. Craig Bledsoe announced today that Maymester and summer term classes will also be conducted in a remote format as no on-campus classes will be offered.
In addition, Lipscomb University officials have announced spring commencement plans. The traditional on-campus graduation ceremony had originally been scheduled for May 2. It was postponed in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
“We know these last few weeks have been a time of uncertainty for our students as they approach the completion of their academic degree requirements and that they have looked forward to celebrating with their classmates, family and friends at May commencement,” said Bledsoe. “We recognize how important this moment is to our graduates and their families — and it’s very important to us as well as we look forward to celebrating our graduates each year. We have been hard at work making plans to honor and recognize the May 2020 class in a way that is meaningful to them.”
The plans for celebrating the May and August 2020 classes are as follows:
December 19, 2020
Commencement is traditionally held at Lipscomb in May and December in the university’s Allen Arena.
“Commencement is one of our most cherished traditions as twice a year we celebrate the academic accomplishments of our students and look forward to the new beginnings that this ceremony symbolizes,” he said. “During this very unusual time that is affecting our nation, nearly every college and university across the country has been faced with the decision to delay or make alternative plans for spring commencement. These decisions are not easy, and they are not made lightly. We appreciate everyone’s patience as we navigate this unusual time together.”
— Photos by Kristi Jones