As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic that has resulted in Governor JB Pritzker to issue a shelter in place order for all Illinois residents through April 30, and the uncertainty that the order will be extended into May, Kaskaskia College is postponing its commencement ceremony until Friday, July 10. The decision is being made in the best interest of the health of students, their family and loved ones as well as the College’s faculty, staff and the extended community.
While the decision to postpone is a difficult one, KC President George Evans says cancelling the ceremony was never an option. “Our students have worked extremely hard, with many overcoming significant challenges to obtain their college education. The anticipation of walking across the stage at commencement to be recognized in front of their family and peers is rightfully deserved,” noted Evans. “Commencement is an important part of the college experience and we especially want to make sure this class of students, in light of what they have had to endure with this pandemic, have the opportunity to celebrate their accomplishments.”
Details for the July 10 commencement will be announced in the near future.
According to Cathy Karrick, director of public information, no decision has been made on the pinning ceremonies this spring yet but more finalized plans will be announced soon.