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Bacone College sets postponed 2020 commencement date

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – APRIL 17, 2020 

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its disruption of life and businesses, including Bacone College’s plans to hold its annual commencement on May 2, the school has decided to postpone commencement until Dec. 12, 2020.

“We know how important a commencement ceremony is to graduates and their families, and we sincerely want them to have their moment to walk across the stage,” said Bacone College President Dr. Ferlin Clark. “Though their walk will be delayed, receiving their diplomas will not once they have met all requirements for graduation.”

For those who are completing their program in May, degrees will be posted to transcripts as soon as the Office of the Registrar confirms that all academic requirements have been completed and the Business Office confirms that accounts are paid.    

Any student needing confirmation of their degree for employment, application for further education or other purposes can receive an official transcript upon request.  

When all requirements are met, graduates should receive their diplomas in approximately 60 days upon request. All students who complete in May, August or December, will be invited to walk in the December graduation ceremony.

Bacone College will continue to keep graduates and the community informed as more concrete plans develop. In the meantime, questions may be directed to Vice President for Student Affairs Kaila Harjo at [email protected] or at 918-360-7771 or Vice President for Academic Affairs Leroy Thompson at [email protected] or at 918-360-9694.