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The University of Nevada, Reno will let the class of 2020 walk during either its December or Spring 2021 ceremonies.
UNR backtracked after it announced earlier this week that graduation would be done virtually.
An online petition against that plan had more than 16,000 signatures.
UNR said no virtual ceremony will be held in May.
“Our students deserve to have a unique time to share the joy of their achievement,” UNR President Marc Johnson said in a statement.
Thom Reilly, chancellor over the state’s seven public colleges, said earlier this week all graduation ceremonies would be postponed.
Even though Sisolak’s order was for 30 days, Francis McCabe of the Nevada System of Higher Education said, “If you take the governor’s directives combined with the magnitude in scheduling, planning and in-person human contact to produce a commencement ceremony, we don’t foresee a scenario where a traditional graduation could occur within this time frame.”
Truckee Meadows Community College and the Washoe County School District have not announced their plans for graduation ceremonies.
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