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 udallas.edu/commencement.
Thomas S. Hibbs, Ph.D., BA ’82 MA ’83