The University of Puerto Rico (UPR) celebrated today, Friday, its first face-to-face graduation after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March of last year.
The wolves and wolves of the Arecibo unit were the first to have the opportunity to throw their caps in front of a small number of guests, at the 51st Collation of Degrees. The events were also broadcast on Facebook Live.
“It is the first face-to-face graduation of our institution, after the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations!”, wrote the university institution through its social networks.
51st Collation of Degrees of the @UPRA_Oficial . It is the first face-to-face graduation of our institution, after the interruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Congratulations! 🎓🐺🎉 pic.twitter.com/CKLYdxJmzg
– UPR (@UPR_Oficial) June 11, 2021
Following requests made by the university community, the president of the UPR, Jorge Haddock, authorized on May 28 the celebration of face-to-face graduations, as long as they comply with the health protocols established by the government of the Country and the Health Department.
“After conducting a responsible analysis and considering the significance of this event for our students, the celebration of graduation ceremonies in person is authorized, as long as the campuses and units comply with the guidelines issued by the government of Puerto Rico and the established institutional protocol “Haddock said in a letter sent to the university community.
On June 4, the Medical Sciences Campus (RCM) graduated 739 new healthcare professionals in a virtual ceremony during their fifty-fifth degree collation.