Walsh Cancels Commencement Amidst COVID-19 Closures

March 23, 2020

Dear Cav Nation,

These are times of increasing uncertainty as COVID-19 continues its rampage around the world. 

As we move into the next phase of dealing with this invisible enemy and understanding that family plans and travel arrangements await revision, we have made the decision to cancel our April 2020 commencement ceremony. 

It is our intention to print and mail the commencement programs to all of the graduates as we honor their achievements. 

Additionally, we extend to each of our newly minted graduates the opportunity to return for any future commencement ceremony so we may honor you personally … yet another service our Alumni Office is thrilled to provide our newest alumni! 

Plan now … at Homecoming Weekend 2025 we will celebrate the Class of 2020 with a special “commencement ceremony you never had” celebration in honor of your five-year anniversary.  

Yes, a ceremony is wonderful to have … but your commitment to complete the degree despite all of the ups and downs along the way is what will carry you forward in pursuit of your life’s purpose. 

Our prayers go with this class as they take their place, with more than 15,000 Walsh University alumni worldwide, in service to others. 

Our Lady of Perpetual Help – pray for us in this time of great need. 

Warmly, Tim

“Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.” – St. Pope John Paul II

Dr. Tim Collins
Walsh University