Temple University has announced that Thursday, 5/6 is #TempleMade Day, a day to honor the Class of 2020. This would usually be the day of commencement, but due to COVID-19, all in-person graduation ceremonies have been postponed. Instead, Thursday will be a day of online events, celebrating the day that the Class of 2020 officially becomes #TempleMade.
The university is launching a website where family and friends of Temple graduates can share messages to members of the graduating class. Degrees will also be conferred to the graduates during the celebration. The webpage with the full online experience is scheduled to “go live” at 11 AM on Thursday. In addition to university-wide celebrations, individual colleges of Temple will also offer varying celebrations of their own, focusing only on their own colleges.
The Lew Klein College of Media and Communication is hosting an online celebration to honor the Klein College Class of 2020. The event is scheduled for Thursday, April 7, 2020 @ 4PM. Join Klein’s #TempleMade Celebration here.
Members of the Klein College community received an email from Klein with instructions on how to attend the virtual event.
The university, as well as Klein College, have already announced that this is not a replacement for commencement and graduation ceremonies, but an online event celebrating the day that seniors are officially graduates. The university is still planning on holding in-person ceremonies for the Class of 2020 when it becomes safe to do so.