KCL has decided to cancel graduation ceremonies due to coronavirus concerns.Â
Early this morning, all third year students woke up to an email announcing that King’s had decided to cancel graduation ceremonies in July due to the coronavirus. This is because of the serious risk of the infection spreading in the large crowd.
The actual process of graduating and getting a degree is going ahead unaffected. Certificates will be sent by email. Students report shock, sadness, and dislocation upon hearing the news.
KCL administration is exploring alternative ways to celebrate in July, details forthcoming. They also intend to host other celebratory events at some point in the future, when the pandemic has passed. The situation remains extremely unclear at this time. Roar will keep monitoring and assessing the issue.