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University of Delaware Postpones Commencement

The campus has been shuttered for weeks since a university professor was the first case in Delaware to be confirmed

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The University of Delaware has postponed its spring commencement ceremony because of the coronavirus pandemic.

The News Journal in Wilmington reports that University president Dennis Assanis told students about the decision in an email on Thursday.

The campus has been shuttered for weeks since a university professor was the first case in Delaware to be confirmed.

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“We’ve had to take a series of responsible, yet drastic measures to keep our community safe and healthy,” Assanis said in the letter. “Unfortunately, this now means that we must postpone our plans for the traditional commencement ceremony scheduled for May. Importantly, this is not a cancellation.”

Assanis told students that the school is trying to come up with alternatives and asked students to respond to a survey.

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