Commencement Cancelled for All Campuses
Gateway Seminary has canceled commencement services at all five campuses in May 2020.
“While we delayed making this decision as long as possible, there are still too many uncertainties in the multiple locations where we have campuses and commencement activities,” said Jeff Iorg, president of Gateway Seminary.
Spring commencement is held at each of Gateway’s campuses in Arizona, Colorado, Washington, Northern California and Southern California. Staff in each region are developing plans to recognize graduates in accordance with local COVID-19-related restrictions. Additionally, graduates have the option to participate in commencement services of the 2020-2021 academic year.
Commencement fees will be refunded to students who had already paid the Seminary.
“Graduation is a significant step in a student’s education, but it actually occurs when academic requirements are met and financial accounts are finalized – not at a public ceremony.” Iorg said.
“While graduates may not walk across a stage, they will still be Gateway graduates.”