WSU Commencement Postponed, Events Canceled through May 10

OGDEN, Utah – The Utah System of Higher Education, in consultation with university presidents, announced the postponement of Spring 2020 commencement ceremonies at all institutions, including Weber State University.

Weber State has begun looking for a date — after the current public health crisis passes — when we can gather in person, preferably, but virtually if necessary, to acknowledge the accomplishments of the Class of 2020. The university will announce the date and details as soon as possible.

“Many of us consider commencement the most important event we hold on campus,” said WSU President Brad Mortensen. “I know this news is disappointing to us all, but especially our students who were looking forward to celebrating this incredible milestone at the end of their educational journey. The COVID-19 outbreak has forced us to alter many of our lives and activities. We will continue to work as a united Weber State family to help each other be successful in the days and weeks ahead.”

Despite this change, diplomas will arrive in the mail once final grades have been submitted and degrees have been processed. Most students can expect their diplomas to arrive in the mail two to four weeks from the grade submission deadline of April 28. 

Events Canceled through May 10

Heeding the latest guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health departments, the university is also canceling all WSU events scheduled through May 10. This cancelation may be extended, depending on public health recommendations.

Facilities Closed to Public

To further extend our efforts to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, as of March 18 at 6 p.m., access to all Weber State University buildings, with the exception of the residence halls, is limited to faculty and staff, as we continue to adhere to social-distancing protocols.

Students, faculty, staff and community members are encouraged to closely abide by all of the federal coronavirus guidelines during this national emergency. In particular, students should refrain from visiting campus or congregating in groups of 10 or more. The 600-plus students who are currently living on campus will continue to receive services and support.
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Contact:

Allison Barlow Hess, Public Relations director
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu

Author:

Allison Barlow Hess, Public Relations director
801-626-7948 • ahess@weber.edu