Kansas State University cancels fall commencement

Posted at 9:14 AM, Nov 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-17 10:14:24-05

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Kansas State University announced that fall commencement ceremonies will be canceled due to continued COVID-19 spread.

Commencement for all campuses was scheduled for Nov. 20-22.

Instead, a virtual recognition of graduates will be held in December. The date for that has not been announced.

"We understand this will be a disappointment to our students, faculty and staff members who were looking forward to this celebration," said Charles Taber, provost and executive vice president. "Canceling now discourages family from visiting and gathering in Manhattan and Salina this weekend and ensures that commencement ceremonies do not become superspreading events for communities that are already COVID hot spots."

The university said it is also reviewing other activities, including athletics.