Oklahoma State's President Burns Hargis announced Friday that graduation for the Spring 2020 semester will be postponed until Dec. 11 and Dec. 12.
OSU announced March 23 in its Virtual Town Hall that, along with all classes being moved to online, spring graduation would be postponed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, but the university promised graduation would not be canceled.
"Once we determined holding a traditional May commencement was not possible due to the pandemic, a committee of students, faculty and administrators was formed to discuss options to celebrate your academic achievements," Hargis said.
"This week the OSU administration approved that committee’s proposal to postpone the May commencement and celebrate our Class of 2020 with graduation ceremonies in Stillwater on Dec. 11 and 12."
An RSVP will be sent out to help plan for the winter ceremony, and the university is exploring other options for those unable to attend graduation in December. Hargis' announcement also said there will be extra activities planned in conjunction with the winter commencement ceremonies.
The OSU - Tulsa campus will also hold its graduation in December.
"We appreciate your understanding as we must take the unprecedented step of postponing your in-person graduation experience," Hargis said. "If you have feedback or questions, please email us email@example.com. We will provide additional details via email when they are available. We look forward to celebrating yet another exceptional Oklahoma State University graduating class."