Celebrate your graduation now with our Virtual Conferral of Degrees given by MNU President David J. Spittal and Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Nancy Damron.
Virtual Conferral of Degrees | June 6 2020 - 2PM CST
In-Person Commencement | Rescheduled for August 1, 2020 Now Canceled
Originally planned for May 1 & 2, but postponed due to pandemic, MNU Commencement Ceremonies to celebrate the Class of 2020 were rescheduled for August 1, 2020. We regret to announce that the ceremony has been canceled as of July 1, 2020.
Excerpt from President Spittal's letter sent to graduates, dated July 1, 2020 reads:
Unfortunately, a recent executive order issued by the Governor of Kansas to pull back on reopening requirements and with a rapid national increase in COVID-19 cases, the health and safety risks involved with commencement gathering of this size has increased rather than decreased as we had hoped. It is with heavy hearts and based on these complex issues, I want to inform you that the university has decided to cancel the August 1 commencement in the interest of the health and safety of all who would be involved in that day. Our primary responsibility is to do all we can to protect the health and safety of our faculty, staff and graduates and under the circumstances, this is the prudent decision.
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