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FSU Chooses To Hold Virtual Commencement Ceremony For Fall Graduates

Florida State University will hold a virtual commencement ceremony this December. The decision comes after the State University System issued a directive telling schools to develop alternative commencement plans due to COVID-19.

President John Thrasher will preside over the ceremony. It’ll be streamed on the university’s Facebook, YouTube and will air locally on 4FSU.

To keep with the traditions, the ceremony will feature a commencement address from Sharon Nicholson, a Professor of Meteorology with the Department of Earth, Ocean, and Atmospheric Science, and also there will be a turning of tassels on the graduates’ caps.

Names of more than 2,8000 graduates will appear at the end of the virtual ceremony and can be found in the digital commencement program.

Blaise Gainey is a State Government Reporter for WFSU News. Blaise hails from Windermere, Florida. He graduated from The School of Journalism at the Florida A&M University. He formerly worked for The Florida Channel, WTXL-TV, and before graduating interned with WFSU News. He is excited to return to the newsroom. In his spare time he enjoys watching sports, Netflix, outdoor activities and anything involving his daughter.