All University of Maryland winter commencement activities are canceled as the university experiences the highest COVID-19 case count of the fall semester, university President Darryll Pines wrote in a campuswide email Thursday.
Winter graduates will be invited to the spring ceremony in May, according to the email.
The announcement comes after this university identified 98 new COVID-19 cases from campus testing Wednesday. This university expects to see a high number of cases from Thursday’s testing, Pines wrote.
Pines also announced additional COVID-19 protocols for the last days of finals week.
All students and faculty must wear KN95 masks for in-person final exams, Pines wrote. Final exams will continue as scheduled.
Students who live in dorms must depart campus 24 hours after their last on-campus exam, according to the email.
Indoor social gatherings where mask-wearing cannot be enforced should be canceled through Dec. 22, Pines wrote.
Dining halls and the Stamp Student Union food court shifted to carry out service earlier Thursday.