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Lenoir-Rhyne University to reschedule spring 2020 commencement
Lenoir-Rhyne University to reschedule spring 2020 commencement

The Lenoir-Rhyne University community is a family and for life's happiest moments, family celebrates together.

Since that isn't possible during the current Coronavirus pandemic, the decision has been made to reschedule the spring commencement ceremony for the Lenoir-Rhyne University Class of 2020.

"The current public health recommendations from the CDC call for the maintaining of proper social distancing through the middle of May," Lenoir-Rhyne University President Dr. Fred Whitt said. "Our students have expressed how important it is for them to have the chance to celebrate such a significant event with their friends and family members. Therefore, we've made the decision to reschedule this important ceremony to later in the summer or early fall, rather than cancel."

Commencement was previously scheduled for Thursday, May 7, at the Columbia campus, Friday, May 8, at the Hickory campus and Saturday, May 9, at the Asheville campus. New ceremonies are tentatively being planned for August or September.

LR will still confer degrees this spring to all students eligible to graduate.

Additional information and updates are available on the commencement webpage.