Virtual Commencement honors ‘resilient’ Class of 2020
More than a year after they left campus in the midst of an unthinkable global pandemic and moved on to the next stage of their lives – some continuing their education, others launching their careers – the Class of 2020 came together once again, in celebration, with a virtual Commencement June 13.
“As much as I wish I were saying this to you in Schoellkopf, under a sunny sky – or let’s face it, this being Ithaca, possibly a rainy one – I’m still so glad to have this opportunity to congratulate all of you, at this virtual event, for everything you’ve accomplished since you came to Cornell, and since you left it,” President Martha E. Pollack said in a live address.
“The pandemic may have taken away our chance to celebrate together your transition from Cornell students to Cornell alumni,” she said. “But it can never take away your Cornell education, or your Cornell community.” Read the full story.