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President Clayton Hess has announced that LMU will not hold an in-person commencement ceremony on December 12, instead opting for a virtual format.
Due to the ongoing global pandemic caused by the coronavirus and the need to continue mitigation efforts including social distancing, a large gathering to celebrate the Class of 2020 is not possible. The University will host a virtual ceremony with a commencement speaker, the conferral of degrees and a roll call of conferees by school.
Graduates can order regalia and a socially distanced photo day will be set up prior to finals week, giving students the opportunity to have a senior portrait and diploma shot taken. LMU will be spotlighting graduates on social media throughout the months of November and December
The December 12 Winter Commencement Ceremony will be in a virtual format. In order to be represented during the Roll Call of Conferees you must participate in a graduate photography session. There will be sessions on the main campus in Harrogate on Thursday, October 29 and Friday, October 30. Additional sessions will be held in Knoxville at LMU-Cedar Bluff on Monday, November 9 and Tuesday, November 10. Please sign up for a slot by selecting a time below. The Harrogate photos will be taken in the Chinnock Chapel on the Quad and the Cedar Bluff photos will be taken in the science lab. A session will be scheduled at a later date at LMU-Tampa.