Trinity Will Confer Degrees Virtually on Dec. 19
Pandemic forces cancellation of in-person winter commencement
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Danny Anderson at podium speaking during commencement

In a continuing effort to keep the Trinity community safe during the pandemic, Trinity University will virtually confer degrees to its December graduates on Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020. Graduates and their families can watch the ceremonies live on Tiger Network at 10 a.m.

“Postponing in-person commencement ceremonies is not what we wanted to do, but it is the right thing to do,” says Trinity President Danny Anderson. “Instead, we are planning a memorable virtual conferral of degrees presentation that will be a celebration of our graduates’ accomplishments during these extraordinary times.”

“Trinity is profoundly disappointed that we cannot share this joy together, in person, but we concluded that we are not able to guarantee the health and safety of our graduates, their families, and the Trinity community,” Anderson continues.

Graduates will have the opportunity to submit photos and videos to personalize the virtual event. Anderson, and Deneese Jones, Trinity vice president for Academic Affairs, will address the approximately 118 bachelor and master graduates, their families, and Trinity faculty, staff, and friends.

“While it’s regrettable that we must celebrate remotely, it gives our graduates the ability to include friends and family that might not otherwise be able to attend the service in person,”  Anderson explains. “I am thankful for the creativity that the University’s Commencement Committee has once again invested in ensuring special recognition for our graduates.”

Trinity will continue to monitor the pandemic’s status in San Antonio and elsewhere. As more details are released, they will be posted to the University’s commencement website. Trinity is committed to informing its community of any changes to these plans as soon as feasibly possible.

Ted Gartner '91 helps tell Trinity's story as a member of Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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