2020 Graduation Moved Online

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Each year, Minneapolis Community and Technical College graduates look forward to celebrating their accomplishments with a commencement ceremony held at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For the class of 2020, COVID-19 has changed all that.

“We really wanted to try and find the best way we could celebrate our graduates even though we can’t be there together,” said Tara Martinez.

Martinez and staff have been planning a virtual graduation since classes were moved online because of COVID-19. Minneapolis College will produce a video, highlighting student and guest speakers in a virtual commencement. Graduates and their families can watch from the safety of their homes. The class of 2020 will also get a grad pack.

Three student speakers will give a speech on graduation day, sharing their college experience with their classmates. One of those speakers is Khalil Yasin.

“I do believe we still deserve some kind of celebration at the end of the day,” said Yasin. “Recognize every single student, the person, the things they had to overcome to get their career goals or just life goals in general."

Minneapolis College hopes the community will help make this online graduation memorable.

See the complete story on WCCO. 

Learn more about the Celebration of 2020 Graduates.