Baylor to Honor May, August Graduates with Virtual Commencement

Virtual Commencement 2020
Aug. 12, 2020

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WACO, Texas (Aug. 12, 2020) – Baylor University will honor its May and August graduates with a virtual commencement ceremony beginning at 10 a.m. CT Saturday, Aug. 15, presented via Facebook Live on the official Baylor University Facebook page and on the University's Commencement website.

The online ceremony will feature inspiring words from President Linda A. Livingstone, Ph.D., Provost Nancy Brickhouse, Ph.D., and Malcolm Foley, Special Advisor to the President for Equity and Campus Engagement.

Following the ceremony, the names of August graduation candidates will be displayed live on the video board at McLane Stadium, just as spring graduates were honored on May 16. The virtual ceremony also will be archived on the Baylor Facebook page.

To celebrate their achievement, graduates will receive by mail a custom diploma presentation cover, a commemorative green-and-gold 2020 tassel and a printed keepsake program listing their names among those presented for graduation. In addition, graduates who were scheduled to participate in either the May or August 2020 ceremonies are invited to participate in any future in-person ceremony that fits their schedule.

Due to the shortened fall academic calendar, Baylor will not hold fall commencement ceremonies on Dec. 19. December degree candidates can participate in the spring commencement ceremonies scheduled for May 2021.


Baylor University is a private Christian University and a nationally ranked research institution. The University provides a vibrant campus community for more than 18,000 students by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating University in Texas. Located in Waco, Baylor welcomes students from all 50 states and more than 90 countries to study a broad range of degrees among its 12 nationally recognized academic divisions.

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