Averett University Postpones Spring Commencement


DANVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — Averette University has announced that Spring Commencement has been postponed to a later date, in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a letter sent to students and faculty, Averett University President Tiffany Franks expressed regret in having to make this decision.

The full letter reads:

Dear Students and Colleagues,

Like Averett, universities across the country are grappling with the effects of the evolving coronavirus COVID-19 situation. Given current national and statewide guidance around halting large-group gatherings in the coming months, and because of the need for advance planning on the part of students, families and the University, we deeply regret that we are unable to hold our Spring Commencement Ceremony as planned on Saturday, May 2, at 10 a.m. in the E. Stuart James Grant Center.

Our students’ momentous achievements are our biggest point of pride, and this critical milestone in their and their families’ lives is paramount. We are committed to celebrating this significant accomplishment and we are currently considering multiple alternative options and will be in touch with details as soon as possible.

Please know we deeply regret this; it is by far one of the hardest decisions we have had to make. Rest assured, we WILL provide the Class of 2020 the celebration they so greatly deserve.

President Tiffany Franks


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