Virtual Conferral of Degrees Information Announced
Online celebration of graduates to take place through the Tiger Network
Tuesday, May 5, 2020
camera recording a speaker on stage

Though the Trinity community may not be together in person on the original commencement weekend, the University will honor its 514 graduates on Saturday, May 16, through a virtual conferral of degrees.

The virtual conferral of degrees will be streamed online through the Tiger Network, in partnership with Stageclip, at live.trinity.edu. Trinity will stream three separate ceremonies–one for graduate students, and two for undergraduates.

The schedule for the conferrals on Saturday, May 16, is:

  • Graduate Ceremony | 9 a.m 

  • Undergraduate Ceremony (Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Music) | 10:30 a.m.

  • Undergraduate Ceremony (Bachelor of Science) | 2:30 p.m.

Simply visit live.trinity.edu at the time of the virtual degree conferral–no log-in information is required. Anyone–family members, professors, loved ones–can watch the virtual conferral of degrees. 

A virtual ceremony has many of the same components of a live ceremony. After remarks from various speakers, each graduate will be individually recognized. Viewers can expect the ceremonies to last approximately the same amount of time as a live ceremony. If graduates are earning dual degrees, they will be recognized in each ceremony that is applicable to their degrees.

Graduates will submit their own content beforehand through Stageclip to be shown during the virtual conferral of degrees.

Celebrate the Class of 2020 through social media using the hashtag #2020TUgether on videos, photos, and messages of encouragement.

Celebrating Commencement TUgether in August

In addition to the virtual conferral of degrees, Trinity will hold traditional commencement ceremonies on Saturday, August 8. The Spring 2020 undergraduate and graduate classes are welcome back to campus to celebrate commencement exercises in person with friends, family, and loved ones. We will also spend time together that weekend celebrating time-honored, treasured Trinity traditions, including the senior tower climb, the honor awards ceremony, baccalaureate vespers, and special commencements. As more details are released, they will be posted to the University’s commencement webpage.

Social public health conditions may force the University to reevaluate these plans, and Trinity is committed to communicating updates or changes as soon as feasibly possible.

For more information about both the virtual conferral of degrees and the in-person ceremonies, visit Trinity’s commencement webpage.

Molly Mohr Bruni is the managing editor for Trinity University Strategic Communications and Marketing.

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