USI will conduct its fall commencement ceremonies online.
The university says the COVID-19 pandemic and approaching flu season forced officials to plan virtual ceremonies for December 12th.
In a message to students and staff, USI President Ron Rochon said the university must continue “to keep safety at the forefront” especially with flu season “right around the corner."
Rochon said in-person celebration would “not be the safe and responsible thing to do."
USI postponed and then canceled the spring commencement due to the pandemic.
All 2020 graduates are invited to take part in December’s online ceremonies.