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MassBay Announces 2020 Commencement Ceremony Postponed

Friday, April 10, 2020

WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. (April 10, 2020) — MassBay Community College has announced that this year’s commencement ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, May 21, 2020, has been postponed due to the coronavirus.

In a message to students, faculty, and staff, MassBay President Dr. David Podell wrote the following, “Due to the current pandemic, MassBay is postponing its annual Commencement ceremony, scheduled for May 21, 2020. The College is considering alternatives and more information will follow. This was a hard decision to make and we realize it will cause disappointment to many, but we must put health and safety first. Please be assured that the College will have an alternate way to acknowledge and celebrate our graduates for their achievement. Please note that the awarding of a college degree is independent of a Commencement ceremony; all degrees will be awarded despite our not having the traditional Commencement ceremony in May.”

The College will continue to update the MassBay graduates on how we plan to celebrate this milestone.

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MassBay Community College is ranked by the Brookings Institution as one of the top schools for value added and earned salaries in the workforce. Ranked #1 for two-year colleges in Massachusetts, #2 in New England, and #16 nationally. The College’s facilities in Wellesley Hills, Framingham, and Ashland house day, evening and weekend classes that meet the needs of degree-seeking students and career minded lifelong learners. Online options provide convenience and allow faculty to facilitate the learning process. Since its founding in 1961, MassBay has been accredited by several governing bodies and strives to meet the needs of the diverse local communities it serves.

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