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Virtual Recognition Ceremony 10 a.m. Saturday for Spring 2020 graduates

Published May 11, 2020

Watch the ULM Virtual Recognition Ceremony streaming live on ulm.edu/commencement at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. Join us in congratulating the ULM Spring 2020 graduates.

To honor the Spring 2020 graduates of the University of Louisiana Monroe, a Virtual Recognition Ceremony will be held online beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 16. The event will be streaming live on ulm.edu/commencement

The regular commencement ceremony has been rescheduled to Saturday, Aug. 8, 2020, due to the COVID-19 health crisis. See the announcement here.

ULM President Nick J. Bruno, Ph.D., said the graduates should be celebrated for their accomplishments, especially in light of the courses in their final semester being moved from on-campus to online. 

“This is a trying time for all of us, and the graduates should be celebrated for rising to the challenge of completing their last semester at ULM despite the upheavals caused by the coronavirus,” Bruno said.

In mid-March, the university moved all classes to online and allowed employees to work from home to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Soon-to-be graduates, students, faculty, and staff expressed interest in having some kind of recognition ceremony to mark the completion of a challenging semester.

“Through technology we are able to come together and congratulate the graduates for their dedication and perseverance,” said Bruno.

Bruno’s virtual address will be his final commencement speech at ULM before he retires at the end of June. He has served as president since Nov. 8, 2010. 

University of Louisiana System President Jim Henderson, Ph.D., will also make remarks during the virtual event. 

The names of each graduate will be scrolled during the ceremony. Before the final count, it is estimated ULM will have the largest number of graduates in its history, with more than 1,000 students completing their degrees.