to our 2020 graduates,
at the start of all this, we thought we would be able to just delay graduation a few months and have a live, face-to-face commencement where families and friends could attend and celebrate with you. in fact, when we surveyed you – you agreed. however, as time has passed, it is clear that it is extremely unlikely meetings in large groups will be safe and perhaps, not even allowed by national and state guidelines.
we simply can’t let this moment pass without giving you the ceremony you have earned and the memories you deserve!
therefore, the leadership of the university would like to honor your accomplishment with a virtual ceremony. we know this is a special moment for you and your families, so know that your involvement will be critical. in order to have enough time to properly organize your special ceremony, please take note of the important changes we have implemented.
you have been through a lot. the mbku administration, staff and especially your faculty know the challenges you have faced and the disappointment you must feel at this time. we are excited to do everything possible to make this virtual graduation ceremony something very special – you deserve it!
– kevin l. alexander, od, phd
in compliance with cdc guidelines, local public health directives, and our covid-19 health and safety procedures, our commencement ceremonies will take place virtually. in these unprecedented times, we continue our celebration of this significant milestone and honor the dedication, hard work and resilience of our graduates.
although the class of 2020 commencement ceremony takes place virtually in response to covid-19, the university and administration have worked diligently to celebrate the class of 2020 and present a special recorded commencement feature for them, their family and friends to watch in the comfort and safety of their homes. view the details of each ceremony below.