Commencement Convocation 2020

Dear Graduating Class of 2020,

It is with heavy hearts that we are writing to address the suspension of the 2020 commencement ceremonies. Unfortunately, this includes the Mason Gross Convocation, which was scheduled for Thursday, May 14th. It was sure to be a momentous celebration of all of your artistic and academic achievements during your time here at Mason Gross, and we’re deeply disappointed that we won’t be able to celebrate you in our usual way this May.

These are most assuredly strange times, and we can only imagine how disheartening it is to have your last semester on campus, in studios, in workshops, in labs, in recitals, and in performances cut so short. Nevertheless, we still have every intention of sending you off with as much pomp and circumstance as we can.

Given the current situation, it would be irresponsible of us to not consider alternatives, however, this does not rule out rescheduling the event for a later date. We are looking into all of our options, including both on-site and virtual ceremonies. Rest assured that we do not take the suspension of this event lightly, and we are brainstorming various ways to still celebrate you in a special way.

We would love to know your thoughts on the matter because this is your celebration. Please click HERE to complete a survey, and as always, feel free to send any questions or concerns to our Student Affairs Team at advisement@mgsa.rutgers.edu.

We wish you the very best of luck with your final remote courses, projects, recitals, shows, exhibitions, and screenings. Thank you for all of your hard work and accomplishments over the years. We commend you.

Sincerely,

Gerry Beegan, Interim Dean
Mandy Feiler, Dean of Students
Alexis White, Student Affairs Coordinator

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