Pensacola, Fla. – March 17, 2020 – Today, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis and the State University System of Florida directed all Florida universities to conduct the rest of the Spring 2020 semester remotely.
Although there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 on any University of West Florida campuses or locations, these changes follow the general public health principle of limiting the interaction of people within larger groups to diminish disease transmission and protect everyone in our communities.
With this change, the traditional in-person Spring 2020 commencement will not be held in May 2020. We understand this is very disappointing to our seniors and we are working with student leaders to discuss creative ideas to ensure our students are celebrated. We plan to honor our students while still keeping our community safe. More details will be provided as soon as possible.