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MIAMI, FL - JUNE 04: A graduate wears his mortarboard with Free at Last written on it as Vice President Joe Biden speaks during the commencement ceremony for Cypress Bay High School graduates at Marlins Park on June 4, 2012 in Miami, Florida. With Florida being an important swing state in the national election both Biden and President Barack Obama along with the Republican challengers are expected to make more campaign appearances before voters head to the polls in November. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

The University of Delaware has postponed its commencement and convocation ceremonies for the class of 2020 to June 2021. The decision came after assessing venue space and logistics. A typical ceremony involves about 20,000 people, which is way over the 250 limit for outdoor gatherings. The currently scheduled date for the event is June 2-4 2021.

“Scheduling an event at this order of magnitude right now would be neither responsible nor allowable with the restrictions on travel and the size of gatherings,” UD president Dennis Assanis said. “The numbers of positive COVID-19 cases have resurged in Delaware and nationally. With crowds to gather, photos to capture and warm moments to celebrate, we would not want a UD Commencement to fall short of the meaningful and memorable experience it deserves to be. I am sure you are disappointed to hear this news, but please be assured that we have every intention of making this celebration of your academic achievement at UD a special one for you in 2021.”