Schools all around America have been impacted by the current pandemic. Social norms on school grounds and campuses globally have now changed due to regulations in keeping everyone safe. What could be considered a life’s biggest achievement, graduation, has now created a new tradition for families globally.

Graduation, a ceremony set aside to display achievements, has now been pushed back, or have completely been replaced by virtual viewings.

During this change, many students may feel pessimistic, anxious, or even disheartened, but know that the race is almost over. Here at Savannah State University, the school has taken on the task of creating a memory that is safe, sufficient, and still memorable for both students and their families.

At Savannah State University each facility and staff member has taken measures to show gratitude for each student’s achievements.

Savannah State University will honor its students with a prerecorded ceremony where students will be able to cross the stage where their photo will be taken.

Students will be fully dressed in their cap and gown, with strict guidelines requirements of face mask, social distancing and there will be no handshaking

This event will be pre-recorded on Friday, November 13, 2020, in Tiger Arena.

Savannah State University will broadcast a virtual commencement ceremony for graduate and undergraduate students on Saturday, November 21, 2020, at 10 a.m.

Although traditions may change, Savannah State University wants this event to be memorable. To graduating seniors, Saturday, November 21, 2020, is set aside for each student to celebrate with their friends and family. The ceremony will be broadcast on YouTube, Facebook, and savannahstate.edu.

Savannah State encourages students and their families to take the time to plan an event that commemorates all the hard work placed into earning a degree.

To all graduating seniors, the race is almost over, stay focused, uplifted, and positive through these last weeks, November 21 is just weeks away.

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