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June 5, 2020 LA GRANDE, Ore. – More than 800 Eastern Oregon University graduates will be recognized in a virtual conferral ceremony on June 13.
The university will post a celebration video at 10 a.m. on EOU’s Livestream on June 13, the same day EOU’s original commencement ceremony would have taken place.
Graduates, along with their families and friends, can tune in from around the world shortly before 10 a.m., Pacific Standard Time, for a series of video messages from university leaders, faculty and the 2020 President’s Scholar Mariah Meyerholz. Graduates’ names, along with their degree, awards and honors, will scroll along the screen while deans and professors share messages of congratulation.
Viewers can interact with one another and recognize peers via the video’s live chat and reaction tools. The Registrar’s Office encourages graduates to post photos and videos of their remote “watch parties” with #EOUGraduation.
Vice President for Student Affairs Lacy Karpilo will provide a welcome message and instructions for viewers. Trustee George Mendoza and EOU President Tom Insko will also speak, as well as Provost Sarah Witte. Leaders from EOU’s on-campus partners, Oregon Health and Science University and Oregon State University will also address the graduates assembled virtually. The ceremony will conclude with an official conferring of degrees from President Insko.
The video will also be streamed on EOU’s Facebook page. For more information about the virtual conferral ceremony, contact the Registrar’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit eou.edu/commencement.
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