Dear Graduates of the Class of 2020,
We know that the cancellations of our commencement ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic have been a huge disappointment. I, too, am deeply saddened that these original plans needed to be altered as we looked forward to celebrating each one of you and your great accomplishments. Forever you will be recognized as the resilient group of graduates who faced many challenges in the face of truly unique circumstances.
I have not forgotten my promise to hold your commencement on campus, and we have spent some additional time thinking about how we can provide a safe ceremony. You are the graduates of our 100th Centennial Year, a historic and commemorative year for Immaculata. We were granted our charter on November 12, 1920. This was certainly a defining moment in our history, and as we recognize that commencement is one of your life-defining moments, we invite you to join the administration, faculty, and staff for an on-campus, live commencement ceremony to be held on Sunday, November 15, 2020. More information about times and graduation procedures will be forthcoming. This notice is to act as your “save-the-date” and to let you know that we will be celebrating you soon!
Presently, we are still facing a 250 maximum guest mandate for gatherings, so we will plan accordingly and relay all of that information to you in a timely manner. The only factor that will cancel our plans for this ceremony is if federal and state agencies issue a directive to close our doors.
Until we see you in November, know how proud we are of each and every one of you!
With my best wishes,