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Glen Oaks announces in-person commencement plans without guests; event to be live-streamed to public

Glen Oaks Community College has announced plans to hold an in-person commencement ceremony to include both 2020 and 2021 graduates. The event will be live-streamed and an edited video will be made available following the event and hosted on the college’s social media sites for others to view.

The ceremony will be held at Ken Schuler Court in the Glen Oaks gymnasium on Friday, May 7 at 7 p.m. Nursing and Allied Health pinning ceremonies are being planned with similar protocols for Saturday, May 8 at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. respectively.

“We recognize the importance of commencement, but we are also committed to hosting this event in as safe a manner as possible,” said Dr. David Devier, Glen Oaks president, “Although we are able to increase the number of people allowed during indoor gatherings per the governor’s recent order, we will still be unable to accommodate family members and guests.”

The college plans to seat the students, faculty and platform participants in accordance with social distancing and mask requirements. More specifics will be communicated as plans progress.

Glen Oaks canceled graduation plans in May 2020 to avoid in-person gatherings as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.