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Regent University's largest graduating class has commencement moved online

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Posted at 2:12 PM, Mar 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-17 14:12:06-04

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. - Regent University has announced that the school's 40th commencement ceremony will be held online.

An estimated 2,200 undergraduate and graduate degrees will be conferred, the university said, making the class of 2020 the largest graduating class in the school’s history.

The ceremony will take place on May 9 and internationally renowned author and speaker Eric Metaxas will be the keynote speaker.

Regent said, "In order to protect the health and well-being of our students and all in attendance, Regent University will move its commencement ceremony and all school-specific commissioning ceremonies to an online format. All ceremonies will be streamed online so that graduates, friends, and families can participate from all over the world. The decision to conduct these ceremonies online honors guidelines announced by The White House and the Commonwealth of Virginia, and our approach is in line with CDC regulations for social distancing to deter the spread of COVID-19. This decision, while difficult, reflects our steadfast commitment to the safety and well-being of the entire Regent community."

Here's how to watch on May 9:

• To watch online streaming of commencement on May 9 at 9:15 a.m.,click here
• To participate in Facebook Live on May 9 at 9:15 a.m., click here