In February, Brigham Young University announced that it had, after careful review, made the difficult decision to hold commencement ceremonies virtually this year. According to BYU Academic Vice President Shane Reese, “[the] decision was not made lightly, and we know how disappointing this news may be for you and your loved ones.”
In accordance with this decision, BYU’s David O. McKay School of Education will hold a virtual graduation ceremony to commemorate all of our students who graduated or will graduate in December 2020, April 2021, June 2021, and July 2021.
The celebration will feature a series of videos that can be watched on-demand, providing graduates the opportunity to celebrate at a time and place that works best for them. The event’s website will go live after the University’s commencement on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 2:00 p.m.
The student speakers for the event will be Miriam Flinders, who has earned her bachelor’s degree in physical education teacher education, and Shelby Slocum, who has earned her master’s degree in communication disorders.
We hope this virtual celebration gives students the opportunity to reflect on their time at BYU, both before and during the pandemic, and wish them all the best in their future pursuits.
Writer: Adeline Yorgason
Contact: Cynthia Glad