Chico State May 2021 graduation to be virtual

Chico State's May 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held online.

Posted: Mar 18, 2021 2:19 PM
Updated: Mar 18, 2021 4:14 PM

CHICO, Calif. – Chico State announced the 2021 commencement ceremonies will be held online.

The University said it had hoped for an in-person ceremony, but it is confident that in nine weeks from now, California and Butte County will not be in a situation where it can host the graduates and their families safely in person.

"We also know from our survey of graduates that 35% are not currently residing in Chico, and asking them to return would put them and our community at risk," University representatives said. "Additionally, it is important to offer equitable access to a graduation ceremony and the city a graduate resides in or access to a car should not deny participation to anyone."

Chico State’s 2021 commencement ceremonies will include more than 30 unique virtual events and celebrations, and dozens of virtual receptions for its graduations, according to the University. 

The virtual ceremonies will be held from May 20 through May 23.

Families and students can learn more about the virtual commencement ceremonies by clicking here.

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