AUBURN, Ala. (EETV) - With Auburn University's 2020 spring commencement postponed to August, Auburn has announced new ways they plan to recognize the spring graduates.
Graduates are encouraged to upload a personal image from their time at the university to Auburn's commencement website. The photo will be included in a photo mosaic in the shape of AU for the student.
President Jay Gouge will also send out a gift box to the graduates. The box will include a mortarboard, tassel, two printed commencement programs, an official Alumni Association pin, an academic honor cord for those students who met the criteria, a copy of the Auburn Creed, and a graduate gameday button.
The university has also moved from rental cap and gowns to keepsake graduation regalia.
“We are proud of this graduating class and appreciate their resilience throughout the many uncertainties and challenges resulting from this global pandemic,” said Provost Bill Hardgrave. “It is important that we recognize their scholarly achievements and do all we can to honor their hard work.”