Graduation season is still months away, but as these events take planning, area colleges and universities are beginning to make decisions about holding in-person ceremonies.
And for those that haven’t decided yet, announcements will be coming soon.
Traditional commencement ceremonies went away in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to socially distance. Schools and school divisions got creative with how to make this milestone special for students while also following Gov. Ralph Northam’s mandates, and guidelines from the Virginia Department of Health and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some had virtual ceremonies, others had drive-in ceremonies