Graduates can expect a car parade featuring a jumbo screen and other virtual elements this May in lieu of a traditional ceremony.
Unlike years prior, not many students are expressing excitement for Long Beach State’s upcoming commencement as officials plan to host a hybrid ceremony featuring a car parade.
Long Beach State officials announced in a campus-wide email Friday that commencement will be held in a hybrid ceremony including a car parade for the graduating classes of 2020 and 2021.
Long Beach State has yet to make a decision regarding the class of 2021’s commencement ceremony despite previous statements from campus officials indicating an official announcement by Dec. 1.
As Long Beach State continues with remote learning next spring, the traditional in-person commencement ceremony looks toward another potential postponement.
The class of 2020 is set to walk with the class of 2021 next May, President Jane Close Conoley announced Friday.
Seniors will get the opportunity to participate in a virtual ceremony early this summer before a physical ceremony is held.
Associated Students Inc. gave positive feedback on plans for a potential virtual celebration targeted for early summer.
After consideration, the administration has decided to maintain social distancing standards for COVID-19 and not resume on-campus life for the spring semester.
Some changes to the graduation ceremonies include more space for guest and students being able to keep their caps and gowns.