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Texas A&M postpones spring graduations, pushes finals to online format

Texas A&M
Posted at 4:39 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 17:39:57-04

COLLEGE STATION, TX — Texas A&M has postponed spring commencements and pushed final exams to an online format due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The university announced they plan to mail diplomas to graduates and waive normal shipping costs. The university is also considering opportunities for in=person ceremony options later this summer for those May graduates wishing to walk.

As of now, there is no impact to August in-person graduation ceremonies.

Final exams will not be taken in person. Online testing and other mechanisms for the assessment of student learning are under consideration in collaboration with college deans and faculty and will be announced in the near future.

Texas A&M also announced changes and cancellations to Aggie traditions due to the pandemic.

Family Weekend 2020 and Aggie Ring Day schedueld for April 17-18 have been canceled. The Marroon & White Game scheduled for April 18 has been canceled. Tickets purchased for the Dueling Pianos event scheduled for April 18 will be refunded.

This year's Campus Muster Ceremony will not be held in-person. The Muster Committee said it is currently exploring collaborative alternative options with The Association of Former Students and the university to ensure Aggies can experience the tradition together safely.