FRAMINGHAM – Framingham State University has made the decision to postpone its 2020 commencement scheduled for Sunday, May 24.
President Javier Cevallos said it was “deeply disappointing news.
He said it was “difficult decision to postpone commencement.”
“This is not a decision we take lightly. Commencement is the highlight of the academic calendar, and a time for you, your friends, families, and professors to celebrate your outstanding accomplishments. Some schools across the country are considering canceling commencement all together, but that is not a step I am willing to take,” wrote the University President to students.
“Given the level of uncertainty about when our lives will return to normal, I cannot provide you with a definitive answer today on how and when we will celebrate your accomplishments, but I promise you that we will. Our commencement committee is going to be working on alternative plans, which we will share with you as soon as we can,” wrote Cevallos.
“As recently as a few weeks ago, none of us could have predicted how much COVID-19 was going to upend our lives. Seemingly overnight, our spring semester was turned on its head. We have never experienced anything like this, which is why I am so grateful for the level of resiliency our community has shown,” wrote Cevallos.
“Our faculty, staff, and students have accepted this difficult reality with a determination to take the steps needed to finish out the semester in a totally new environment. It’s going to be very challenging, but we are going to get through this together,” concluded Cevallos to the Framingham State community.