American University to hold online commencement amid COVID-19 outbreak

As schools at every level continue to endure closures amid the spreading coronavirus pandemic, American University says it will not cancel its May 2020 commencement.

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Instead, the school will hold an online commencement, and plans on having a dedicated ceremony in December 2020.

Earlier in the month, the school moved all of its classes to an online format.

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According to American University, 18 cases of the novel coronavirus have been confirmed in members of the campus community, although 17 of those cases are off-campus.

The D.C. region is currently struggling to come to grips with COVID-19.

As of Monday, there were 2,834 cases in the District, Maryland, and Virginia.