Coronavirus: Wittenberg announces new graduation date

The Wittenberg campus. Bill Lackey/Staff
The Wittenberg campus. Bill Lackey/Staff

Wittenberg University has set a new date for their graduation ceremony that was rescheduled due to the coronavirus.

The graduation, which was originally scheduled for May 16, is planned to be held on Saturday, Oct. 10.

“The date was selected by a group of faculty and staff in consultation with the class of 2020 following a survey sent to the graduates,” said Karen Gerboth, vice president of marketing and communications. “Fall at Wittenberg is beautiful, and we believe that this targeted date allows for proper planning to ensure the health and well-being of our graduates and their families.”

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The university also plans for the graduation to be a traditional ceremony.

“At this time, we expect the ceremony to be a traditional one that includes providing time for the class portrait on the Myers Hall steps, the traditional stomping on the campus Seal, and the annual baccalaureate service,” Gerboth said.

If graduates did not order their cap, gown and mortar board for the May 16 virtual celebration, they can purchase them in store before the fall ceremony.

Further information about graduation and campus reopening will be announced once there are more details.

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Clark State Community College’s graduation, originally scheduled for May 9, was postponed until Aug. 15.

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