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Liberty University schedules separate degree presentations

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Mar 19, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-19 11:49:24-04

LYNCHBURG, Va. -- Liberty University says its graduating class of 2021 will be able to attend a degree presentation for their school or college on the Lynchburg campus.

A statement from the school on Thursday says individual ceremonies will be held at outdoor locations from Tuesday, May 11, through Saturday, May 15, and will also be available online for those unable to attend in person.

The announcement says the main commencement ceremony will remain a virtual event on May 15.

Public health measures will still be in place for all campus events, and the university will monitor any changes to guidelines and restrictions in the coming weeks, according to the news release.

Graduates will be notified of updates via email, on the school website and on commencement social media channels.

The move follows word from Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Wednesday that some COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted for graduations statewide.