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Nevada State College plans virtual graduation and ‘Grad Walk’

Nevada State College introduced Monday it’s planning a virtual graduation ceremony in May as a result of COVID-19 pandemic.

The on-line ceremony is scheduled for six p.m. on May 7. In addition to the category of 2021, graduates from the autumn 2020 semester additionally might be acknowledged.

The week after the virtual ceremony, graduates could have the choice of taking part in a “Grad Walk” the place they will stroll throughout a stage of their cap and robe as their title is learn aloud, in keeping with a information launch from the school. It’s a possibility for graduates’ members of the family to take photographs.

Nevada State College hasn’t launched additional particulars in regards to the logistics of the Grad Walk, together with when and the place it will likely be held, and how the school plans to adjust to COVID-19-related occupancy and gathering dimension limitations.

Las Vegas-area schools and universities, together with Nevada State College, haven’t held conventional in-person graduation ceremonies since December 2019 as a result of pandemic.

Last month, UNLV and University of Nevada, Reno, introduced they’re additionally planning virtual graduation ceremonies for May. The College of Southern Nevada and Clark County School District excessive colleges haven’t introduced spring graduation plans but.

At Nevada State College, greater than 700 college students are slated to graduate this year — the biggest graduating class within the college’s almost 20-year historical past.

“I extend my heartfelt thanks to our entire Scorpion community for their input and ideas on how best to mark this significant academic achievement given the restrictions imposed by the pandemic,” President Bart Patterson stated within the information launch. “We remain committed to ensuring that you experience a celebration worthy of your remarkable accomplishments during this unprecedented time.”

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Contact Julie Wootton-Greener at [email protected] or 702-387-2921. Follow @julieswootton on Twitter.

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