In-person graduation for UMass Dartmouth Class of 2021

Mar 31, 2021

Citing new state guidelines, UMass Dartmouth will be hosting its spring commencements in person, Interim Chancellor Mark Fuller announced March 30.

The commencements were originally going to be held virtually in May, but the school will instead host multiple ceremonies on June 11, 12, and 13.

The reason for the June dates, Fuller said in a letter to the Class of 2021, is to allow more time for those involved and attending the graduations to get vaccinated and allow officials more time to meet the state’s guidelines.

Each graduate will be able to bring two guests to attend the ceremony in person. The commencements will also be live-streamed.

All graduates and guests will be required to wear face coverings during the event, with the exception of the graduate when they are crossing the stage.

“Of course, if the conditions of the pandemic worsen significantly, we may need to continue to adapt our plans,” Fuller wrote. “We look forward to celebrating your graduation with you and your guests in June. “

More details, including time and commencement speakers, will be announced at a later date.

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