From The Tribune staff reports
AUBURN — Spring and summer graduates of Auburn University will be recognized in two ceremonies in August.
The university, in a news release Tuesday, said the ceremonies are planned for Saturday, Aug. 8, at Jordan-Hare Stadium.
“From the beginning, we have worked to balance three important goals when planning our graduation ceremonies,” said Auburn President Jay Gogue. “Beginning with measures to support the safety of our graduates and guests, we have also strived to uphold the tradition of our ceremonies while engaging input from our students.”
A sample of graduates were asked for feedback on various commencement plans and the option of holding ceremonies in the stadium was overwhelmingly chosen, officials said.
Beginning at 7 a.m., the first ceremony will celebrate graduates from the Harbert College of Business; Samuel Ginn College of Engineering; College of Architecture, Design and Construction; School of Nursing and School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences. The evening ceremony, scheduled to begin at 7 p.m., will include the College of Agriculture; College of Education; College of Human Sciences; College of Liberal Arts; and College of Sciences and Mathematics.
All graduates will be required to wear face coverings. They also will be physically distanced in chairs on the field. Families and groups also will be required to physically distance themselves in the stands and are encouraged to wear face coverings.
Both ceremonies will be live-streamed for guests unable to attend.
Separate ceremonies will be held on Aug. 1 for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Harrison School of Pharmacy at Auburn Arena.