OU's Class Of 2020 To Participate In Virtual Commencement Ceremony Due To Pandemic

Friday, May 1st 2020, 9:40 am
By: NewsOn6.com , News9.com

Norman, OK -

The University of Oklahoma announced Friday that it will hold a virtual commencement ceremony celebrating the 2020 graduating class.

The virtual commencement will be the first such ceremony in the university's 130-year history.

“We are so proud of the members of the Class of 2020, who have remained steadfast during this time of uncertainty, representing the best of the Sooner spirit,” OU Interim President Joseph Harroz Jr. said in a statement. “While the format for this year’s Commencement is different, our enthusiasm for celebrating our students has never waned, and the number participating in the ceremony reflects their resolve and love of our university. We are inspired by this class of graduates who will forever be an example of strength within the OU family.”

The university said graduates, their families and friends can join the ceremony live at 7 p.m. on Friday, May 8.

The ceremony will be streamed at ou.edu/commencement.