PVCC May 2020 Graduation Canceled/Postponed

Charlottesville, Va. – March 17 , 2020 – Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) announces the cancellation/postponement of this year’s graduation. This announcement follows the Virginia Community College Chancellor Glenn DuBois’ decision to cancel/postpone all Virginia Community College graduations. This decision is in compliance with CDC guidance about gatherings of 50 or more over the next eight weeks and includes the PVCC pinning ceremonies in allied health programs.

As graduation is the culmination of the academic year and gives students, faculty and families a time to celebrate achieved goals, this is a difficult decision but one that had to be made to be safe. “Commencement is a time of celebration. At the ceremony we recognize and congratulate our amazing students for their educational success. It breaks my heart that we have to cancel or postpone this event. But not having an event in no way detracts from the accomplishments of these graduates. I encourage families, in small gatherings, to honor their graduates and celebrate their achievement,” said PVCC President Frank Friedman.

PVCC continues to work to support students in their educational efforts, having moved most classes to online or remote instruction beginning Wednesday, March 18. To learn more about PVCC responses to COVID-19 (coronavirus), visit www.pvcc.edu/coronavirus-covid-19.

About Piedmont Virginia Community College

Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential, and excellence in all programs and services. The main campus is in Albemarle County, Virginia. Classes are also offered at the PVCC Eugene Giuseppe Center in Stanardsville, Va. (Greene County) and the PVCC Jefferson School Center in downtown Charlottesville. Visit www.pvcc.edu.

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