An Update on 2020 Commencement:
Dear 2020 Graduates,
I hope this email finds you healthy, safe and finding productive and exciting ways to leverage your hard-earned degree. I have heard from many of you who have started meaningful careers and graduate school programs and I am so proud of you all. I know you are representing Queens well.
While Queens may be in your rearview, you are still front of mind for us.
In March, you expressed your clear preference to hold commencement in-person. We committed to you that we would do so, and that promise has not changed. We suggested two potential timeframes for a ceremony, December or May, which would be selected based on our progress with the pandemic. Based on the information we have available on the state of the coronavirus in our area, we have made the decision to hold your commencement in May. Unfortunately, we eliminated the December option because there is no evidence that an indoor event for thousands of people will be permitted in our area by that time. We are closely monitoring the developments related to COVID-19 and while we are all hopeful that conditions will improve, we will not know with certainty in time for you to make plans to return to campus in December.
We look forward to seeing you and your families back on campus in May of 2021 for your own commencement ceremony. Details on date and time will follow just as soon as possible.
Be well, take care of each other. I know you will continue to make your alma mater proud.
Daniel G. Lugo
- Herff Jones, our graduation products partner, will be offering free inserts for those students who have already purchased their graduation announcements. The inserts will be printed on the same paper and with the same font and ink as the announcement and will include the new date and time of the ceremony. Once a new date has been chosen, a notice will be posted on the Herff Jones website at orderHJ.com/queens with instructions on re-orders.
Ginger Marr, Commencement Coordinator
1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274
Pam Reid, Office Manager, MSB
Student Accessibility Services
Cort Schneider, Director
Blair College of Health and Presbyterian School of Nursing
Holly Vanager, Compliance Communication Coordinator
Kathy Devlin, Manager
Cato School of Education
Somer Saunders, Recruiter/Student Support Specialist
Student Financial Services
College of Arts and Sciences
Shannon Bray, Coordinator of Undergraduate Studies
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