Skagit Valley College to remain online Summer Quarter, cancels June Commencement activities
In support of the Governor’s Stay Home Stay Healthy directive to help reduce the spread of COVID-19, Skagit Valley College announces that it will continue to operate online for Summer Quarter. In addition to the decision to remain online through the summer, the College has made the difficult decision to cancel its 2020 Commencement activities originally scheduled for June in Mount Vernon, Oak Harbor, and Friday Harbor.
“Commencement is my favorite annual activity, and I share our students’ disappointment in our inability to recognize them on stage this year,” said SVC President Dr. Tom Keegan. “We take very seriously our responsibility to care for students, employees, and members of the communities we serve, and any large gathering may put them at risk. Despite the challenges we face today and our inability to celebrate at large gatherings such as Commencement, the accomplishments of our students remain a great source of pride among the faculty, staff, and Board of Trustees.”
Staff and faculty are creating alternative ways to celebrate and honor graduate accomplishments this year, which will include publications on our website, in the local newspaper, and keepsake grad packages. In addition, students who graduate this academic year will receive an invitation to participate in our Commencement ceremonies next year. Graduates will still receive recognition on their official transcript of the degree, certificate and/or diploma they have been working to attain. As is the practice every year, diplomas will be mailed later in the summer. Students who plan to graduate this spring or summer should apply for graduation, https://grad.skagit.edu/login.aspx .
Summer Quarter classes begin on Monday, July 6 and registration is going on now! www.skagit.edu/summer-2020 # # #