To the Members of the Goodwin University Community,
Since the arrival of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have kept a close watch on how it might impact spring activities at here at Goodwin.
Given the governor's latest directives, and keeping in mind what is ultimately in the best interests of our community, we have made the decision to postpone our Commencement ceremony, which had been planned for June 6. We believe that it would be unwise to gather literally thousands of people together under a tent, with the continuing threat of transmission among our extended Goodwin families.
A survey will be sent to students to gather their thoughts on what a future ceremony might look like, and updates will be shared as plans are finalized.
When campus re-opens, diplomas will be printed and graduates will be notified by email when they are ready. Of course, with so many unknowns at the present time, it's difficult to predict how long the process will take.
I am keenly aware that this will be a great disappointment to our students, and to our faculty and staff as well. These are times unlike any we've seen before, with no precedents for the difficult decisions that are being made every day.
More than anything, I look forward in the future to seeing our students cross the Commencement stage, fully recognized and celebrated for receiving their well-earned diplomas.
With deep thanks to everyone for their patience, understanding, and dedication to our community.
Mark Scheinberg, President
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