Ball State University announces updated commencement plans

Posted at 5:17 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 17:17:43-04

MUNCIE — Ball State University has announced two possible dates for its spring commencement ceremony.

The spring ceremony may be held with the summer commencement ceremony on July 18, Ball State President Geoffrey Mearns said in a letter Wednesday.

If the ceremonies can't be held in July, the university is also looking to hold the ceremonies on Oct. 10, Mearns said.

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The university is monitoring guidance from local and state officials to make sure the ceremonies are held safely.

"All graduates whose Commencement exercises have been postponed will be able to participate in a future Commencement ceremony, as soon as it is safe to do so," Mearns said. "We will continue to award degrees from our University when they are earned, and graduating students will receive their diplomas by mail."

You can read the letter from Mearns here.

Butler University recently announced it will hold all 2020 commencement ceremonies in December.

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