Oklahoma University Graduation
July 15, 2020
The University of Oklahoma announced Tuesday that it will hold in-person graduation ceremonies for 2020 graduates in May 2021.
The school had planned for an August ceremony after postponing spring graduation ceremonies in May in an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus, but President Joseph Harroz Jr. said in a statement on the university's website that an August event would be a health risk due to the heat and coronavirus restrictions.
"To host an outdoor event during the hottest time of the year with mask requirements in place would be unfair to many, especially family members who would have to endure a lengthy ceremony in the summer heat," Harroz said.