University of Mississippi holding two in-person graduations

Published 8:40 am Monday, February 1, 2021

The University of Mississippi will be holding two in-person graduation ceremonies this spring.

One event will celebrate this year’s 2021 graduating class, and another the Class of 2020, which saw its ceremony delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Commencement exercises for this year’s graduating class will be held April 29 to May 2. Events for the class of 2020 are slated for May 6 to May 8.

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“We are particularly pleased to uphold our commitment to the Class of 2020 by welcoming them back to campus and celebrating them in person,” Chancellor Glenn Boyce said in a statement.

Noel Wilkin, provost and executive vice chancellor for academic affairs at the university, said the ceremonies will look different than in years past, but that the school is working hard to make them “in-person, wonderful and memorable.”

Some events will be ticketed to keep attendance low because of the pandemic. Face coverings and social distancing will be enforced.