Campbell to celebrate graduates via live stream on May 9

The coronavirus pandemic, state orders and recommendations from national and world health organizations are impacting traditional commencement activities at Campbell University.

To celebrate the accomplishments of its graduating students, Campbell University will hold an abbreviated spring 2020 commencement ceremony and confer degrees via livestream at 10 a.m. on May 9. The virtual ceremony will recognize all Campbell undergraduate, graduate and professional students. 

Although degrees will be conferred during this virtual ceremony, the University remains committed to hosting an in-person ceremony to allow students to actively participate and families to celebrate at a yet to be determined time when public health guidelines allow.

“Campbell University’s candidates for spring 2020 graduation and their families deserve recognition and celebration,” said President J. Bradley Creed.“In spite of the challenges associated with this pandemic and to overcome the disappointment of not having an in-person graduation in May, I am thrilled that our graduates across the nation and around the world will be able to mark this very special occasion by way of participation in this livestream event. This is indeed a time to celebrate.”

During the livestream ceremony, members of the Class of 2020 and their friends and families are invited to gather together online as the University leadership recognizes them and confers to them Campbell University degrees.  In addition to the conferral of degrees, the streamed ceremony will feature formal remarks, a musical performance, and a charge from President Creed.

“We know our faculty and students are keenly interested in returning to campus and in coming together as a community to celebrate the Class of 2020,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost,Mark L. Hammond. “Rest assured, we share your enthusiasm for a face to face event and have every expectation of hosting an on-campus exercise to celebrate again your academic successes when public health guidelines permit us to do so.”

Graduation candidates should monitor all Campbell communications throughout the month of May as many schools and programs may be reaching out with additional ways to celebrate students’ accomplishments.