SACRAMENTO (CBS13) — Sacramento State’s president Robert S. Nelson issued an apology and a refund to graduates after the school announced there will not be an in-person commencement ceremony this spring.
Nelson said sorry Monday after previously promising students there would be in-person ceremonies this spring at the Golden 1 Center. Instead, the school will have a drive-thru “CARmencement.”READ MORE: California COVID-19 Vaccine Lottery $1.5M Winners Selected - Including 1 From Sacramento
In an email to the campus community, Nelson said the school had hoped the pandemic would be over “or at least contained enough to host in-person Commencement ceremonies once again in 2021. Sadly, we are not there yet.”
The CARmencement will be held on-campus in place of a formal commencement ceremony for 2020 and 2021 graduates.READ MORE: Will The Ford Maverick Be A Game-Changer In The Auto Industry?
“I sincerely apologize to this and last years’ graduates. I promised that we would meet at Golden 1 Center, and we cannot. Your hearts are broken, and so is mine,” Nelson wrote.
The school is also refunding a $48 fee that covers the commencement ceremony.MORE NEWS: Fourth Stimulus Check: Will You Get Another Relief Payment?
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