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Spring and Summer Commencement Set for August 1

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by Bethel University

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MCKENZIE, Tenn. July 1, 2020 - Bethel University’s commencement ceremonies for spring and summer graduates will be held Aug. 1, 7 p.m. at the Wildcat Stadium.

The health and safety of the University community continue to be a top priority, so to help make commencement safe, social distancing and safety guidelines will be in place. These would include seating graduates six feet apart, limiting the number of total capacity and social distancing between families in stands. All graduates and guests will be screened for fever and symptoms before entering. Masks will be required and available upon entry.

“Graduation is a special time,” stated Bethel University President Walter Butler. “It’s a celebration of a culmination of commitment, hard work and learning. We are thrilled that we will be able to recognize our spring and summer graduates and celebrate with them in this accomplishment.

At this time, each graduate will be limited to two guests to reduce total capacity. Due to the limited seating, the ceremony will be recorded and made available to graduates. Detailed information will be sent to each graduate outlining policies and how to request tickets.

In the event of rain, in McKenzie at 4 p.m. on the day of the commencement, the ceremony will take place on the following day, Aug. 2, at 7 p.m.

Bethel University is a private, not-for-profit university affiliated with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church located in McKenzie, Tenn., offering both on-campus and online courses.