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Alcorn State University announces commencement ceremonies 

LORMAN — Alcorn announced Monday it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies for the fall class of 2020 and spring class of 2020 Saturday, Nov. 21, in the Jack Spinks Stadium-Marino Casem Field. The Golden Class of 1970 will also be honored.

Tickets will be required and masks will be mandatory.

“Commencement is a joyous time for the University to celebrate our students’ accomplishments and bid them farewell,” Alcorn State President Dr. Felecia M. Nave said. “This year’s ceremony holds special meaning. As we continue to navigate the global pandemic, COVID-19, we are excited to honor our fall 2020 graduates and also celebrate our spring 2020 and Golden Class of 1970, whose opportunity to walk across the commencement stage was delayed.”

In addition to masks, temperatures will be taken of every person entering the campus at each gate.

Graduates’ temperatures will be checked at the assembly area. Masks will be required for all attendees and participants.

Ceremonies for the spring class and the Golden Class of 1970 will be held at 10 a.m., while ceremonies for the fall class will be held at 2 p.m.

“We are excited to celebrate this milestone in the lives of our graduates,” Dr. Ontario S. Wooden, provost and senior vice president for Academic Affairs, said. “I am elated that we are also welcoming back the Spring 2020 graduates in order to celebrate them appropriately.”