Spring 2020 Commencement Cancelled

Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremonies

Dear WIU Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce that our Spring 2020 Commencement ceremonies will not take place May 8-10 based on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to cancel or postpone all large gatherings.

Diplomas will be mailed following the close of the semester, and we are looking at possible alternatives for recognizing your accomplishments. Graduates will have an opportunity to participate in a formal ceremony at a later date. It will take some time to review these options, but we want to do our best to honor our students’ achievements in some way. We value our students and their families, and it is our wish to honor the work our students have done to get to this culminating point of their academic career.

This is a significant day that means so much to our students and their families, as well as our faculty, staff and alumni. We are so proud of our students’ successes and achievements. I’m sorry that the final semester for our students, faculty and staff has changed so dramatically in just a few short weeks, and that we are unable to provide the traditional academic and social experiences to which we’re all accustomed to at this incredible institution.

We will be in touch with details as they are finalized. Thank you for carrying on in true Leatherneck fashion.


Martin Abraham
Interim President


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