2020 Commencement Update

Dear UMA Community,

It was our hope that we could conduct a traditional Commencement for the Class of 2020 in the fall as most graduates requested when we surveyed them last spring. However, it is clear that the October 3 in-person Commencement will not be possible given current CDC and state guidelines regarding large gatherings during the pandemic. I am sure this is as disappointing to you, as it is to our graduates.

As we consider our options, we will survey the graduates for their current preferences regarding a virtual Commencement event on October 3, 2020, or a potential in-person event on May 8, 2021, should conditions permit.
Additional details will be provided about Commencement, once we review the feedback and make a decision.

Be safe and stay healthy.


Rebecca M. Wyke, Ed.D.