Breaking news

President Rita Cheng announced the alternate in-person commencement ceremony planned for spring 2020 graduates has been canceled and fall 2020 commencement will be held in a virtual format Nov. 22.

“We know this is difficult news for all of you who have worked hard to complete your degrees at a time of unimaginable stress and continued challenges," Cheng stated in an email Tuesday afternoon. "We know family and friends have looked forward to celebrating their loved ones’ accomplishments in person, and we share your disappointment. All of us at NAU cherish our commencement ceremonies and the opportunity to celebrate our graduates together in Flagstaff, and we wish we had better news.”

Cheng said that in the coming weeks, November graduates will receive information about how to participate in the virtual commencement ceremony, receive Virtual Grad Fest information and opt into a virtual graduation kit and other important commencement information.

Updated information regarding commencement can be found on the NAU website.