On March 25, Drake University announced the difficult decision to cancel its May commencement exercises as a result of the COVID-19 Novel Coronavirus pandemic. In place of its traditional ceremonies, the University will hold a virtual commencement celebration to recognize graduates of the Class of 2020. The date, time, and format of the virtual celebration is being determined. We ask for the community’s patience while planning is underway. More details will be communicated soon. In addition, all graduates will be invited to attend the regularly scheduled December 2020 commencement.