After an unprecedented senior year for most college students, local universities plan to give graduates in person ceremonies starting this week.
Sarah Metts has the details on what attendees need to know before heading out the door.
The long awaited graduation day students from Penn State, Saint Francis, and Mount Aloysius college are gearing up for the big day.
Penn State plans to hand out more than 14,000 diplomas starting this Friday University Park students in person events will be held at Beaver Stadium rain or shine.
However, officials say if there is they will call off ceremonies and they will not be rescheduled.
Unversity president Eric Barron says this decision comes as the vaccination rates in the community are rising. He writes
“To be able to celebrate in person is important, and I am so pleased we will be able to gather together many of our graduates on campuses and virtually to mark this important
milestone for the members of the class of 2021.”
To adhere to COVID-19 guidelines each graduate can have 2 guests, and everyone is expected to wear a mask.
For Saint Francis University, and Mount Aloysius college, officials plan to celebrate all 2020 and 2021 grads.
Saint Francis will have 4 ceremonies spread out between this weekend, and Mount Aloysius’s is scheduled for May 15th.
The universities will also be having virtual ceremonies for people who can’t attend in person