Le Moyne plans doubleheader graduation after suspending 2020 ceremony as a result of Covid –

Syracuse, N.Y. – Le Moyne College’s commencement ceremony will be a doubleheader this year for both the classes of 2021 and 2020.

The school postponed last spring’s graduation ceremony for the class of 2020 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Le Moyne announced commencement ceremonies will be held May 22 for 2020 undergraduates, May 27 for 2020 and 2021 graduate students and May 28 for 2021 undergraduates.

The college said the dates could change depending on Covid-19 health restrictions.

Many details about the ceremonies are still pending such as location, audience size and format.

Le Moyne is considering locations on and off campus. Audience size will be determined by state regulations, which currently call for a 150-person limit. If that limit remains the same, several ceremonies would be required to accommodate all students. Le Moyne anticipates the ceremonies will be a combination of in-person with a livestream of the event available.

“While the college is hopeful at this time for an in-person ceremony, other options may be necessary, depending on regulations at that time,” the school said in a statement. “These could include having degree recipients in-person and family viewing virtually, and if regulations become stricter, a virtual-only ceremony.”

Le Moyne said it will make final decisions about commencement details by April 1.

James T. Mulder covers health and higher education. Have a news tip? Contact him at (315) 470-2245 or

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