President of Holy Cross College Rev. David T. Tyson, C.S.C, announced that the college will postpone all graduation exercises to Labor Day Weekend. Commencement activities for the Class of 2020 will be held on September 4-6. Baccalaureate Mass is scheduled for September 4th where we will gather to pray in thanksgiving with and for the graduates. The Commencement ceremony is on Saturday, September 5th at 2 p.m. More details will be posted when they become available.
Instead of a virtual graduation we want to bring together the graduates with the entire campus community, along with our new class, to celebrate the great accomplishments of the class of 2020. This will be the first time in history that all the student body will be present for graduation along with faculty, staff and administration.
“Our College community will gather early in the fall semester for an official Welcome Home Celebration that would involve a festival of sorts as the center of this College celebration will be the Commencement of the Class of 2020,” noted Father Tyson. “What will be unique is a welcome home weekend celebration where the entire College Community will celebrate its coming home after months of being apart. This also allows the student body to be present for the most significant event of the weekend (and year) which will be the Commencement of the Class of 2020! I am particularly happy that our newest students will be able to witness the ceremony as an inspiration as they begin their college experience at Holy Cross.”