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    Scranton Celebrates Class of 2020

    The University will display a tribute to its class of 2020 on the St. Thomas Gateway in addition to multiple virtual celebrations planned for its graduates this week.
    May 26, 2020

    The University of Scranton will display a tribute on the St. Thomas Gateway and hold virtual celebrations this week to celebrate the graduates of its class of 2020.

    A light show honoring the class of 2020 will run each evening on the St. Thomas Gateway from Tuesday, May 26, through Sunday, May 31.

    Virtual events for the Class of 2020 will begin with a toast, “Raise a Glass for Your Class,” set for 5 p.m. on May 26. A “Senior Night Trivia” virtual event is planned for the class on Wednesday, May 27, at 7 p.m.

    On Friday evening, May 29, undergraduates of the class of 2020 will be recognized for academic achievement, leadership and service at a virtual Class Night, which will begin at 8 p.m.

    On Saturday, May 30, at 9:30 a.m., the University will conduct a virtual, live Nurse Blessing of the Hands Award Ceremony.

    At noon on Sunday, May 31, the University will celebrate members of its undergraduate class of 2020 at a special ceremony. The virtual event will include congratulatory messages from faculty, staff and members of the graduating class; remarks by students and guest speakers, including Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and U.S. Senators Bob Casey and Pat Toomey, as well as remarks from deans, Dr. Gingerich and Father Pilarz. Degrees will be conferred to graduates as a group during this virtual event. The University plans to announce the graduates individually at its October commencement.

    At 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, ROTC Army cadets will be commissioned as second lieutenants in the U.S. Army at a virtual, live ceremony.

    At 4 p.m., the University will air a Mass for the Class of 2020, which was recorded in in Madonna della Strada Chapel on campus. Rev. Herbert B. Keller, S.J., vice president for mission and ministry, will preside, and Father Pilarz will offer a special homily. The Mass will feature virtual participation from members of the class of 2020.

    At noon on Sunday, May 31, the University will celebrate members of its undergraduate class of 2020 at a special ceremony. The virtual event will include congratulatory messages from faculty, staff and members of the graduating class; remarks by students and guest speakers, including Scranton Mayor Paige Cognetti and U.S. Senator Bob Casey, as well as remarks from deans, Dr. Gingerich and Father Pilarz. Degrees will be conferred to graduates as a group during this virtual event. The University plans to announce the graduates individually at its October commencement.

    The 2020 commencement celebrations can be viewed at scranton.edu/commencement.

    The University of Scranton’s 2020 commencement ceremony and other events will be held Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 24-25.

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