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UNC Wilmington hold virtual commencement for Class of 2020

The graduating class of 2020 at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington is being recognized Saturday in a first-ever virtual commencement made necessary by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The school said graduates from May, August and December will be recognized in two separate ceremonies which will be livestreamed through the school’s homepage and its commencement website. The ceremony for May graduates begins at 9:30 a.m., and the August and December ceremonies are set for 1 p.m., the school said.

According to the school, the virtual commencement ceremonies won’t be far removed from live exercises, with remarks from the chancellor, provost, board of trustees and other university representatives. Each academic dean will address their respective school or graduates, and all graduates will be recognized by a slide listing their name, degree and any academic recognitions, the school said.

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