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Share a Message with the Class of 2020

April 24, 2020

Commencement is a special time for any CLA student who has completed an undergraduate or graduate program of study. It’s a time to celebrate and honor the commitment they made to working toward their degree. Even during a time of social distancing practices to prevent the spread of this coronavirus, we are working to make the event memorable and significant. 

On May 16, the University of Minnesota will honor the Class of 2020 with a virtual commencement. Following the university-wide commencement, CLA will launch a virtual celebration which will include recorded remarks from Dean of the College John Coleman, Associate Dean of Research and Graduate Programs Steve Manson, a student speaker; well wishes from CLA faculty and staff; interactive listing of all graduating students, and other participatory elements. 

While we may not be able to celebrate in a physical space together, we can still show new graduates that the CLA alumni community is here for them. 

Help us welcome the class of 2020 to the CLA alumni community by sharing well wishes, encouragement, and words of wisdom. Submit your written message through the form below by May 14. These messages will appear as part of CLA’s virtual celebration. Watch for a commencement recap in the May edition of Alma Matters.