William Jewell College postpones graduation

William Jewell College postpones its May 16 graduation with plans to reschedule, hopefully by late fall, when the coronavirus pandemic is under control. 

LIBERTY — Although a new date or time has not been solidified, William Jewell College leaders decided Friday, March 27 that graduations will be rescheduled and will not be held on May 16.

"Jewell will hold baccalaureate and commencement for our Class of 2020," Director of Marketing Cara Dahlor said in an email to the Courier-Tribune. "We wanted to make a decision now, allowing students, families and our business partners to plan accordingly."

Dahlor added that even though there is not a new date scheduled, depending on how the pandemic proceeds, they anticipate a ceremony late this fall.

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Northwest Editor Sean Roberts can be reached at sean.roberts@mycouriertribune.com or 389-6606.​

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