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TAMIU Sets Historic Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Dec. 12 Posted: 11/12/20

TAMIU Sets Historic Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony Dec. 12

 

Dr. Pablo Arenaz
Dr. Pablo Arenaz  

Texas A&M International University (TAMIU) will offer its 2020 graduates and candidates for graduation an opportunity to participate in its first-ever Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony available for live viewing  Saturday, Dec. 12 at 1 p.m.

TAMIU president Dr. Pablo Arenaz said the Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony provides students an opportunity to celebrate, albeit in a different manner. 

“One of the most disappointing aspects of our nation and world’s ongoing response to the COVID-19 Pandemic has been the loss of opportunities to gather and celebrate collective and personal milestones…like our traditional Fall and Spring Commencement Exercises. That’s why I’m excited to announce that the University has partnered with MarchingOrders, a company specializing in virtual celebrations, to present an historic Fall 2020 Virtual Commencement Ceremony,” Dr. Arenaz said.

He said students will have an opportunity to include their photograph and a personal quote within the program.  This can be shared with family and friends  and on social media accounts.  Family and friends can share in the live viewing experience as a “watch party,” or visit a searchable, dedicated replay site thereafter.

Arenaz notified Spring, Summer and Fall 2020 graduates or candidates for graduation of the opportunity by email last week.  Additional communication from MarchingOrders details how students can proceed by setting up an account and critical deadlines for participation.  More is available on the University’s website at https://www.tamiu.edu/commencement/ 

TAMIU’s president was quick to note that the Virtual Ceremony is not a substitute for the traditional TAMIU graduation experience. 

“While we all realize that a virtual ceremony is not what any of us would anticipate for such a significant time in one’s life…it is what we are able to do now.  In light of the COVID-19 Pandemic’s continued surge, more in-person activities bring certain, unavoidable risk…a risk we simply cannot take.  But it is our absolute hope that sometime in the post-Pandemic future we will be able to gather once again and celebrate the success of ALL members of our historic Class of 2020 graduates.  It may take multiple events over multiple days…but we will come together  as TAMIU Together to celebrate our  graduates’  accomplishments,” he concluded.

For additional information,  visit the dedicated web site at https://www.tamiu.edu/commencement/, call 956.326.2250 or email graduation@tamiu.edu 

Registration for the Spring semester 2021 is underway. Financial Aid is available, and University offices are open to the public Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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