COVID-19 Precautions Continue for Fall Semester

Salisbury University Congratulates the Class of 2020

Salisbury University is so proud of your dedication and resilience. To our May graduates, we know your spring semester did not end as expected. To our December graduates, we know this fall semester is unlike any other. Yet, you have committed yourselves to finishing your degrees and entering your chosen fields. We look forward to hearing about the careers and graduate and professional programs you will pursue.

As our nation continues to be impacted in unprecedented ways by COVID-19, SU has decided to transition to a virtual Commencement to celebrate the Class of 2020. While this isn’t the Commencement we had hoped for our graduates, we are committed to the safety of our students, families and our community. We make this decision with the knowledge that COVID-19 can be transmitted even by those who are asymptomatic, particularly at times when people may visit older family members and others more at risk.

Commencement for the Class of 2020 will be held virtually on Saturday, December 19, at 10:30 a.m. All 2020 graduates will be recognized. Separate ceremonies will be held for graduate and undergraduate students. Similar to the spring, summer and fall graduates will receive a celebration box from SU in December. We are also planning other ways for families, faculty, staff and friends to celebrate your graduation. Please watch your SU email and this website for more information including details about the ceremonies and obtaining commemorative regalia.

All members of the Class of 2020 are invited back to participate in in-person ceremonies once they become feasible again. We hope our graduates will join us when that time comes. During this year, we have seen the Class of 2020 adapt to a rapidly changing world and flourish. We look forward to celebrating your hard work and achievements. We hope you continue to gain the most from your experiences at SU — and remember, the best is yet to come.