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UChicago Cancels In-Person Graduation Ceremony Because Of Coronavirus

The ceremony will be held online instead, university officials said.

Ymiliana Cardenas hugs her brother Diego Cardenas after he received his bachelor's in sociology June 9, 2018.
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HYDE PARK — The University of Chicago will not hold its June 13 graduation ceremony in-person because of coronavirus and will instead hold it virtually that same day.

A full schedule and additional information on the virtual ceremony is forthcoming.

Degrees will still be conferred and students will receive their diplomas by mail.

Students who have not yet received robes, caps and other regalia will have their orders fully refunded. All orders placed after April 7 will be non-returnable.

Unopened regalia packages can be returned to vendor Oak Hall by May 7 for a refund minus shipping and handling. Oak Hall’s address is 3812 Blue Ridge Drive, Roanoke, VA 24153.

Opened regalia can be returned to the University Bookstore with the attention of the store manager, 970 E. 58th St., Chicago, IL 60637.

Updates on the 2020 Convocation ceremonies can be found here.

Due to concerns about the spread of coronavirus, the University of Chicago transitioned to remote learning for the spring quarter, which began March 30. The spring semester ends in June.

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