As the worldwide COVID-19 situation continues to create ongoing challenges and uncertainties, we keep you, your families, and your communities in prayer for health, security, and peace.
We at Global University are committed to your safety and well-being, but we are also committed to a meaningful recognition of your hard work and accomplishments—even as adjustments are necessary in this unusual time. We have considered the current situation, the projected long-term impacts, and the goal to provide a high-quality event. As a result, Global University has made the decision to not host a commencement ceremony in Springfield this October. Be assured, however, that alternate plans are underway to celebrate and honor you, our graduates, in an adjusted manner. This year’s GU Commencement will occur virtually as follows:
Friday, October 23, 2020
Central Standard Time Zone (CST) evening video stream of Commencement Ceremony
If you are not able to watch the streaming times, the recorded video will also be made available to view on-demand.
Students who graduated in 2019 and 2020, and graduates from previous years who have not participated in a prior ceremony will be eligible to participate in the 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony (as well as the 2021 in-person Commencement, if you would like to do so).
If you are a graduate who would like to receive information regarding the 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony, please complete the fillable Commencement interest form, scan, and email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your name will be placed on a list of interested graduates, and you will be sent more additional information as it is available.
When: Friday, October 23, 2020
Where: Online (dedicated URL to come once established)
The Commencement ceremony is free to view.
Official diplomas and degrees are mailed to you after your Graduation Application has been processed. During the virtual ceremony, each participating graduate’s name will be read and greetings will be heard from Dr. Gary Seevers (president), Dr. David De Garmo (provost), and other Global University leaders.
A link to view the video of the Commencement ceremony is included in the registration fee.
Complete the registration form (a link to this form will be shared with you once step one is complete). Registration costs for the three options are listed below:
Receive verification that all forms and payments are processed from the Commencement Committee.
Your name will be announced during the virtual ceremony. You will also receive via mail your diploma cover, a letter from the president, and a program. (Graduate is responsible for any applicable shipping, handling, and customs fees.)
Your name will be announced during the virtual ceremony. You will also receive via mail your regalia and diploma cover, a letter from the president, and a program. (Graduate is responsible for any applicable shipping, handling, and customs fees.)
Wait to participate in the Commencement Ceremony in October 2021.
*Graduates selecting Option 1 or Option 2 are welcome to also attend the in-person 2021 Commencement, if they would like to do so.
We know these times are uncertain and trying; our thoughts and prayers are with you. Please choose the option that best fits your needs and email email@example.com as to which option you prefer.