Bryn Athyn, Pa. — On May 5th, the following announcement was made from Bryn Athyn College President Brian Blair:

Dear Members of the Class of 2020 and the Bryn Athyn College Community,

Our original plans for holding graduation for the Class of 2020 on May 30 this year was postponed due to closure of our campus.  No graduating class should be denied the opportunity to experience the joy and celebration of such an important accomplishment.

We have been working on a feasible date when we could re-schedule graduation.  In response to feedback from the Class of 2020, Bryn Athyn College plans to hold a face-to-face commencement ceremony for the Class of 2020 during the 2020-21 academic year.  The commencement ceremony will take place on Saturday, September 26, 2020, assuming we will be able to hold large gatherings at that time.

If circumstances do not allow a face-to-face commencement ceremony in the fall, we will hold the commencement ceremony on Saturday, January 16, 2021.  Our aim will be to hold an in-person event on this back-up date.  If that is not possible, we will convert it to a virtual event.

In addition, we will hold a Class of 2020 Celebration and Presidential Address virtually on the evening of Friday, May 29th, 2020.  We will use this occasion to congratulate our graduates and wish them well until we can all meet again in person to hold the commencement ceremony.  We are grateful for the input from the Class of 2020.  Like them, we value the meaningful personal interactions we have with our campus community.

To the Class of 2020, we are so proud of you and your achievements, and are impressed by your hard work and perseverance in the face of the extraordinary challenges of this spring.  After all that has happened, you certainly can add strength and resiliency to your list of accomplishments.  Congratulations, Class of 2020!

President Brian Blair
Bryn Athyn College