K-State cancels on-site spring semester, in-person commencement ceremonies

Posted at 3:40 PM, Mar 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-16 16:40:36-04

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State University will cancel “in-person spring commencement ceremonies” as part of its response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a statement released Monday, the university said that it is following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Kansas Gov. Laura Kelly in relation to “events and mass gatherings for the next eight weeks.”

University officials are looking into “alternate methods” for commencement.

Residence halls and dining centers also will close beginning March 20. Students will receive a letter by March 18, according to the statement, with details on a move-out process.

“The email also will include procedures for students in highly exceptional situations who do not have a permanent residence or cannot return to their permanent residences, including some international students,” according to the statement. “Residents at Jardine Apartments will be allowed to remain at their apartments.”

Classes will continue remotely, according to the statement. More information about K-State’s response to coronavirus can be found on its website.

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