Update: Interim President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval issued the following statement on March 10, 2021:

“Based on changing state guidelines and listening to feedback from our students regarding last week’s announcement about plans for a virtual commencement, the campus administration is exploring additional options that would allow us to celebrate Commencement in a safe manner and in accordance with state and local public health guidelines. We’ve taken a comprehensive approach to hearing from everyone involved, and we value this feedback, as we know that this is an important milestone and celebratory event for our graduates. As such, we are delighted to consider all possible options and will keep our campus community apprised of our plans going forward.”

Original post, published on March 5, 2021: Fresno State will celebrate the graduates of the Classes of 2020 and 2021 with virtual Commencement celebrations in May.

“We are incredibly proud of all that our talented graduating seniors, who have accomplished so much and persevered through adversity,” said Interim President Saúl Jiménez-Sandoval.

“While we won’t be able to have any in-person contact, we have learned there are many ways to celebrate in a virtual world. I’m sure we’ll see some real creativity,” he said.

More information about Commencement will be announced in the future.