Virtual Ceremony Information
UNO Commencement Ceremony on May 8, 2020
Moving commencement to a virtual format for May 2020 enables UNO to follow through on its commitment to celebrating the accomplishments of its students while remaining mindful of the health and safety of the campus and Omaha communities as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.
"Commencement is a critical event for the UNO community as we recognize the academic achievements of those who have worked so hard to attain a degree," said Chancellor Jeffrey P. Gold, M.D. "While the ceremonies this spring will certainly be a change of pace, an online celebration allows us to keep some sense of normalcy in these uncertain times and enables us to provide our graduates with well-deserved recognition."
In this virtual format, students will be recognized in a ceremony specific to their respective academic college. Separate virtual ceremonies for undergraduates will be held for each of UNO’s six academic colleges and a separate ceremony will be held for those receiving graduate degrees.
- College of Arts and Sciences
- College of Engineering (UNL)
- College of Education
- College of Business Administration
- College of Public Affairs and Community Service
- College of Information Science & Technology
- College of Communication, Fine Arts, and Media
Each virtual ceremony will include: Remarks from Chancellor Gold, the awarding of the Chancellor’s Medal to a faculty or staff member in recognition of their extraordinary service to the university, and remarks from the dean and a student speaker from each college. Each ceremony will conclude with the conferral of degrees.
The conferral of degrees will include individual recognition of each student. Each student’s name will be read aloud as their name, photo, and degree received are displayed for the audience.