Bryant University reschedules commencement, again

School Updates
Bryant University campus entrance

SMITHFIELD, R.I. (WPRI) — Bryant University is once again postponing its graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020.

University President Ross Gittell announced on Tuesday that the school will now push back commencement until May 23, 2021. The university had hopes to have a ceremony at the Dunkin Donuts Center at the end of August.

Gittell says that the previous plans are not possible based off current quarantine travel orders and crowd size restrictions in Rhode Island.

Indoor gatherings are currently capped at 125 people, with Phase 3 requirements expected to stay in place. States with a higher test positive rate than 5%, where many of Bryant’s 2020 graduates and their families are from, have to self-quarantine for 14 days when visiting Rhode Island.

He said the change will allow the university to have the ceremony on campus, where they will be able to enjoy a traditional commencement.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Providence

Download Mobile Apps from WPRI 12
DOWNLOAD APPS NOW: Apple App Store | Google Play Store
PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind: Dan's Daily Update

DYSOM 9/29/2020: Rep. Blake Filippi

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams

Community Events & Happenings

More Community

The Border Report Tour

More Border Report Tour