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Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

Tufts Changes Commencement Plans

Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Tufts now plans for an in person commencement to be held once it is safe to do so. The date and additional details will be available at a later time.

A letter from President Monaco late yesterday reversed an earlier decision to hold a virtual commencement this May.

March 30, 2020

Dear graduating students,

After reading and hearing your concerns and frustrations with our decision to hold a virtual Commencement, it is clear that we underestimated the importance of an on-campus celebration with your classmates and families. Therefore, we are changing our plans and will hold in-person, on-campus, university-wide Commencement events for all of this year’s graduates when it is safe to do so.

Our decision to hold a virtual Commencement was based on the obvious health danger of a physical gathering in May. While this still holds true, you have made it clear that a delay is far preferable to moving the event online.

I appreciate your feedback and your patience as we navigate uncharted waters during this unprecedented health crisis. I look forward to seeing you in person on campus for the Commencement ceremonies you deserve. I hope you and your families and friends stay healthy during the difficult time ahead.

Best wishes, Tony Monaco