Kaskaskia moves commencement ceremony inside due to weather concerns

Kaskaskia moves commencement ceremony inside due to weather concerns

Due to the anticipated hot weather Kaskaskia College has moved its commencement ceremony tonight (Friday) inside to the College’s Jane Knight Auditorium.

In keeping with social distancing and safety regulations due to COVID-19, graduates and invited guests will remain in their cars for the processional and remarks by President George Evans, Board Chair Bill Hawley, and former Student Trustee Justin Huff.

Graduates, their guests, and the general public will be able to follow the ceremony by tuning into WJBD Radio 100.1 FM. The ceremony will also be available on the College’s webpage www.kaskaskia.edu or through Facebook Live on KC’s Facebook page or YouTube Live on the Kaskaskia College YouTube channel.

Following brief remarks, President Evans will confer the degrees. KC volunteers will then direct the graduates and their guests to exit their vehicles and direct them to the Auditorium while maintaining social distancing. Once the graduate has entered the Auditorium, they will be directed to walk across the stage and receive their diploma cover. Photo opportunities will be available while on stage and once graduates exit the Auditorium.

Kaskaskia College apologizes for any inconvenience, but due to the forecasted weather conditions, including extreme heat, the institution chose to move the ceremony inside for the health and safety of all participants.