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Military Graduation

Military Graduation Ceremony for 2019-2020 Announcement

Liberty University announced on Tuesday, Aug. 11, that its 2020 Commencement, previously scheduled for Sept. 11-12, has been canceled.

The university released the following announcement to all those who registered for the event:

“Commencement has been a long-standing tradition, a time to celebrate our graduates’ accomplishments and rejoice with those who have supported them during their journey. The year 2020 has brought significant uncertainty and unforeseen changes. With the unprecedented times this year has brought us, we planned to hold Commencement. However, we want to keep the health, well-being, and safety of our graduates and their guests our utmost priority. At this time, we feel that the COVID-19 situation has not changed enough for us to host such a large number of people on our campus.”

The university announced that a celebration of the Class of 2020 is planned to coincide with next year’s Commencement on May 14-15, 2021, when all 2020 graduates and their guests will be invited to participate.

For questions, visit the Commencement webpage or email Commencement@liberty.edu.



Who should I contact if I have additional questions?

If you have any other questions regarding the military recognition ceremony, please email militaryoutreach@liberty.edu.

Share your #LUMilGrad Story!

Whether you are planning to attend Commencement ceremony or not, we would love to highlight your accomplishments in the weeks and months leading up to this year’s Commencement celebration!

Here’s how you can participate:

What – Let us share your success story on social media (Facebook and Instagram), in an upcoming military student newsletter, on the Military Affairs website, or at the military recognition ceremony in September.

Who – Graduating military students, including service members, veterans, and military spouses, who will be walking in Commencement or receiving their degree in the 2019-2020 school year can participate.

How – Please send the following information to militaryoutreach@liberty.edu:

  • Name and Student ID
  • Degree you are receiving
  • Military Information (branch of service, military status, rank if applicable, etc.)
  • A quick encouraging word to military students who are still working on their degree
  • Anything else you want us to know about your journey to graduation
  • A high quality photo of yourself in civilian attire (due to DoD regulations, images containing military uniforms cannot be used)

Please note these activities will focus on the Class of 2020. If you will not be completing your degree until the Fall 2020 semester or later, we will look forward to including you in next year’s graduation celebrations.