UNBC has backtracked on yesterday’s (Wednesday) announcement that the Graduating Class of 2020 would have an exclusively virtual convocation ceremony.

“I commit to holding a traditional face-to-face Convocation for the Class of 2020 once we have received the green light to safely hold events under the guidance of federal and provincial health agencies,” said the school’s interim President, Dr. Geoff Payne.

Payne clarified that the virtual ceremony is still scheduled to take place on June 26th, with an in-person convocation planned for an undecided later date.

Student suggestions and feedback were cited as reasons for the change.