As Fairmont State University continues to put protocols into place to welcome students back to campus in the fall, the University is saddened to announce the August Commencement Ceremony will be postponed.
The decision to cancel the tentativly scheduled August ceremony is due to the current COVID-19 restrictions as well as part of the mandate from the state that no more than 100 people can gather in a place.
“This decision was not an easy one, and I want you to know how much I regret having to give you this news. Commencement is one of my favorite times of the academic year,” President Mirta M. Martin said. “Each year I look forward to standing before new graduates, and celebrating this important milestone in their lives, as they transition from being students of this great university to becoming its newest alumni.”
Spring 2020 graduates are invited and encouraged to attend the Winter Commencement Ceremony that will be hosted the weekend of Nov. 21-22, 2020.
“I hope I get to see you come back in November to walk across that stage and receive your well-deserved diploma. And I can’t wait to shake your hand, because you and your classmates have made me so very proud,” Martin said.
More information about this ceremony will be coming early fall including a way for students to RSVP if they wish to attend.