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UWA sets hybrid commencement ceremony

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Published: Jul. 6, 2020 at 11:37 AM CDT
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LIVINGSTON, Ala. (WTOK) -

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly disrupted normal life as we know it for several months now. A lot of events have been canceled or at least put on hold.

Many high school and college students didn’t get a chance to take part in graduation ceremonies in the spring and at least one area college is doing something about it. Later this month, the University of West Alabama in Livingston is inviting its spring graduates back to campus so they can make the well-earned walk and receive their diplomas.

“So on July 31st, we’re going to have a hybrid commencement ceremony and so it will be available for our graduates who should have walked May 9th.” said UWA Vice-President of Economic and Workforce Development Dr. Tina Naremore Jones. “We’ll be inviting them to come back to campus and participating in an actual graduation ceremony. We will be live streaming it so that their guests can watch it live so that’s why it’s being called a hybrid ceremony.”

That hybrid commencement ceremony will take place on Friday, July 31st at Pruitt Hall with social distance measures in place.

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