TOMS RIVER, NJ — Ocean County College will honor its graduates and applaud their achievements with a Virtual Commencement Ceremony. Like most colleges and universities across the country, Ocean County College is unable to hold its traditional Commencement Ceremony, but our graduates will not go unrecognized. The virtual event will take place on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. The ceremony will then be available online for viewing at any time.
“The Virtual Commencement Ceremony will serve as a way for our campus community to safely celebrate and reflect on the end of the 2019-20 academic year, even as we continue to live, work, teach, and learn in accordance with social distancing guidelines,” said OCC President Dr. Jon H. Larson.
The College will create a video that will include pre-recorded speeches; photos and text announcements of each graduate’s name, degree, and honors; as well as customized slides featuring personal recognition, photos, and messages from the Class of 2020. Caps and gowns will be delivered to the homes of graduates at no cost, allowing them to take photos wearing the regalia for inclusion in the virtual ceremony and to proudly post as they normally would.
OCC hopes to resume its traditional Commencement Ceremony in May 2021, and, at that time, this year’s graduates will be invited to return to campus to celebrate in person.