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SUNY New Paltz Reschedules In-Person Graduation Ceremonies

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Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, SUNY New Paltz has rescheduled its in-person May commencement ceremonies for May 2021.

For now, the college will hold a virtual, pre-recorded commencement ceremony on May 22 at 1 p.m. Those eligible to participate will be recognized individually through a slide show that features their degree, major, academic honors and a photo and quote of their choice. SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian said, that while administrators considered a fall ceremony, the uncertainty of the pandemic’s timeline and the lack of a vaccine led them to decide that a May 2021 in-person ceremony would be most prudent. New Paltz is organizing the virtual event in collaboration with a third-party company, MarchingOrder.

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