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Commencement 2020

 University of Dallas Commencement 2020

Dear Graduating UD Students,  

We have faced significant upheaval this academic semester from an unprecedented global event affecting each and every one of us. After discussion and consultation with University Trustees, Provost Jonathan J. Sanford, deans, the faculty senate and other senior administrators, we have decided to postpone our Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony. This decision was not an easy one to make, but the ultimate health and safety of our UD community is foremost as we endure these trying times together.

Spring 2020 graduates who satisfy academic requirements will still receive May degree conferral but have the opportunity to participate in a rescheduled Spring Commencement Ceremony at a later date, still to be determined. Commencement is a highly attended occasion celebrated with family, friends, students soon to be alumni, and our faculty who guided them in their endeavours and pursuit of truth and knowledge. For this reason, we remain committed to providing our graduates with this worthy experience at a later point this year. 

We are exploring the possibility of rescheduling Commencement to coincide with Alumni & Family Weekend in October or combining Spring Commencement with the Winter Commencement held each December for the Gupta College of Business. We welcome your feedback on these options through this survey

We will provide updates regarding our rescheduled Spring 2020 Commencement Ceremony as soon as information is available at


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Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83 



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