PASADENA, Texas — San Jacinto College has moved its spring commencement online. The ceremony was originally postponed from May to August due to COVID-19 and will now take place virtually.
"We know this is not how the class of 2020 planned to celebrate their graduation, but due to COVID-19 concerns, we had to make the decision to transition our ceremony online," said Dr. Brenda Hellyer, San Jacinto College Chancellor. "We invite all of our graduates, along with their friends and families, to gather online to honor and celebrate their achievements from the safety and comfort of their home."
The August 7 virtual ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. and will be livestreamed on YouTube. Each graduate will be recognized with their photo and credential information, and the ceremony will include remarks from Chancellor Hellyer and other College leaders.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, evolving industries, maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. San Jacinto College is among the top 10 community colleges in the nation as designated by the Aspen Institute for Community College Excellence, and was named an Achieving the Dream Leader College of Distinction in 2020. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers more than 200 degrees and certifaicates across eight major areas of study that put students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College's impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor's and Moody's.