Based upon current CDC public health recommendations for maintaining social distancing, and after consultation with Villanova’s emergency preparedness committee regarding COVID-19, the Villanova Commencement ceremony and the College of Engineering’s reception for graduate students and convocation ceremony for undergraduates will not take place as originally planned.
In lieu of gathering on May 15, 2020, University President the Rev. Peter M. Donohue, OSA, PhD, will confer degrees via a live-streamed event on that date. When it is safe to gather, Villanova will honor its graduates in person, on campus and is currently exploring possible dates. Details will be shared with graduates and their families when the plans are finalized.
Please see the University’s Commencement 2020 page for details.