Drury University postpones commencement ceremonies until August

SPRINGFIELD, Mo., April 9, 2020 — Drury University announced today it will officially postpone May commencement ceremonies until August due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ceremony for evening, online and graduate students will be held on Friday, August 14. The ceremony for day school undergraduate students will be held on Saturday, August 15. 

Although the campus community cannot come together in May, faculty and staff are working a plan to publicly honor graduates’ accomplishments in a virtual fashion at the end of the academic year.

“This is not how any of us planned to end the semester, and it is certainly not how our graduates had planned to end their college career,” said Drury President Dr. Tim Cloyd and Provost Beth Harville in a message sent to students today.

“It is hard, and it is perfectly normal to feel a sense of loss about it. But we would encourage you to take this time to reflect instead on what’s been gained: lifelong friends, caring mentors, connections that go beyond any amount of social distancing and, most importantly, a way of thinking and learning that will carry you through any of life’s trials and changes.”

More information about virtual and in-person commencement celebrations will be posted as it becomes available at:  


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