King University’s fall graduation ceremony, originally scheduled for this upcoming December 12th, will be postponed because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. It appears there will not be an available indoor venue in December where we could fulfill all social distance requirements necessary to hold such a large gathering, and December weather precludes our holding the ceremony outside.
Please note that all students completing degree requirements this fall semester will have their degrees conferred as normal and on time in December; we simply will postpone the ceremony honoring your achievement to a later date.
We will provide updates and more specific details about the delayed ceremony when we know more. Depending upon the state of the pandemic, it is possible we could have the ceremony during the spring semester. It is more likely, however, that this will happen the same weekend as the ceremony for spring 2021 graduates at the conclusion of the spring semester. Therefore, please hold May 1st and 2nd on your calendars for that reason.
Please monitor your King emails for updates, as well as King’s official Coronavirus webpage (www.king.edu/coronavirus).