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Kent State University holds virtual spring commencement ceremony

During the ceremony, students saw their names on screen and heard them read aloud, one by one.

KENT, Ohio — The coronavirus outbreak has hit college campuses hard, but on Saturday, Kent State University held a virtual commencement ceremony for its spring graduates.

During the ceremony, students saw their names on screen and heard them read aloud, one by one. School President Todd Diacon also addressed the graduates.

KSU says the virtual commencement does not replace the in-person commencement ceremony, which was supposed to take place today at Dix Stadium. All students who graduated this spring will be invited back to campus for another ceremony, when it is deemed safe to do so.

The class of 2020 took to social media to express their gratitude for their time in Kent:

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