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Celebration of the Class of 2020

Celebration of the Class of 2020

Friday, May 22, 2 p.m. 

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Stacey Abrams

Stacey Abrams will offer a special congratulatory message to graduates during the virtual celebration.

George Mason University will honor the largest and most diverse graduating class in its history with a virtual Celebration of the Class of 2020 at 2 p.m. Friday, May 22.

The online event, recognizing the graduates whose final semesters have been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis, will be livestreamed on GMU-TV. The celebration will include remarks from Mason Interim President Anne Holton, a graduating student, and a special congratulatory message from Stacey Abrams, former Georgia gubernatorial candidate, author, entrepreneur and voting rights advocate. In addition, the Green Machine will perform.

As part of the event, each school or college will have its own slide show, including personalized slides for graduates. Graduates’ friends and family are encouraged to tune in, and the ceremony will be available for viewing afterward.

While the traditional Spring Commencement is not yet possible because of the pandemic, this online celebration is a way to acknowledge students’ achievements until an in-person ceremony can be safely held on campus. The virtual program will last about 20 minutes.

Program for the Degree Celebration

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