Nashville universities find alternate means for graduation ceremonies

Posted at 6:08 AM, May 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-02 12:23:18-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — This was supposed to be a big weekend for families with college graduates.

It was supposed to be graduation week.

Many ceremonies were canceled because of the pandemic. Some schools, though, have decided to take a different route by live streaming their ceremonies.

There will be multiple ceremonies streamed during different times throughout the day from Belmont and Lipscomb Universities. The streams will have pre-recorded messages for the students. Only stage guests will be on the live stream.

Other universities, such Tennessee State University, have decided to reschedule Spring 2020 graduation for a later date. While they are doing live streams, Belmont and Lipscomb have also decided to have an in-person graduation day in August for graduates who would still like to walk across the stage.

More information on each university's plans are below.

Belmont University
Live Stream
Saturday, May 2 via a special online ceremony ‪at 11 a.m. Central‬ here.

Rescheduled Spring 2020 Commencement
‪August 7 commencement ceremonies at 9 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Lipscomb University
Live Stream
Ceremonies will be streamed live here at the below times.
‪- 10:30 a.m. CDT — Graduate Commencement
‪- 3 p.m. CDT — Undergraduate Commencement‬

Rescheduled Spring 2020 Commencement
Members of the May 2020 class are also invited to return to campus to participate in fall commencement set for ‪Dec. 19.‬

Tennessee State University
Rescheduled Spring 2020 Commencement
Spring 2020 Graduation has been rescheduled to Saturday August 1, 2020. Details will be provided at a later time.