Southern postpones Spring Commencement

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Southern University commencement has been postponed amid the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

Officials with the university have decided to combine spring and summer commencements into a single ceremony on Aug. 7, 2020, a school spokeswoman Janene Tate said on Wednesday.

The Southern University System will finalize commencement decisions for its other four institutions at a later date, but Tate said system officials expect the decisions to be similar.

“Everybody’s going to follow suit,” Tate said, adding that system officials are not expecting students and families to return to campus in May, while the statewide health restrictions remain in place.

Students graduating will receive their diplomas in the mail after completing their degrees.

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