LSUE commencement cancelled
Commencement ceremonies in the LSU have been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The announcement Tuesday includes the May 16 LSUE graduation ceremony.
In a letter, Thomas C. Galligan Jr., LSU interim president, said, “But I promise all of our graduating students that you will have the opportunity to participate in a future commencement ceremony.”
The cancellation includes the Veterinary School and Law Center ceremonies.
“The safety and well-being of everyone in our LSU community is our highest priority and with that guiding principle, we knew that we could not put anyone in harm’s way by holding our commencement ceremonies as planned. It was an extremely hard decision to make, but it’s the right one.
“I know this announcement will be disappointing to everyone who was eagerly looking forward to walking across the stage in May and celebrating their graduation with faculty, family and friends. I’m disappointed, too. But to those who will be graduating, please know that this announcement doesn’t take anything away from your accomplishments this semester, and throughout your time at LSU. Once you complete your degree requirements, you will be an LSU graduate as of that date and we will send you your diploma in the mail in advance of your graduation ceremony,” he stated.