Contents shortcut Main menu shortcut
Life at CNU

Graduation without Degree Conferment Ceremony for 4,000 Graduates Due to COVID-19

작성자대외협력과 작성일2020.09.18 13:47 조회66

CNU produced 1,730 graduates including 1,276 bachelor’s degrees this academic year.

CNU had to cancel the graduation ceremony, which was originally scheduled for August 26, and informed 1,730 graduates, including 1,276 bachelor’s recipients, 335 master’s recipients, and 119 doctorate recipients, to receive their degrees through their respective departments.

President Jeong released a farewell letter online, praising the future of graduates who will lead the world to come with new perspectives and exhorting them to live a life with pride as graduates of CNU and courage in these uncertain times..

President Jeong said, “I hope our graduates live lives filled with introspection and long-term perspectives as they go through the eras of the ‘new normal’ and the Great Transition after the experience of COVID-19. The wisdom of looking at life with a comprehensive view will bring about a truly rewarding life.”

President Jeong also said, “Challenge yourselves with indomitable determination and upright spirit” and insisted that “if you pursue righteousness, creativity, sensibility, and cooperation, shedding light on those around you, courage will break through the loneliness which is the destiny of those who challenge their surroundings.”

He lastly emphasized to the graduates, “Bear the pride of CNU and remember us who brought you up under the principle of ‘Truth, Creation, and Service.’ You are our blossoming hope and pride and we will stand firmly by your side while you go through vicissitudes in life.”

CNU posted congratulatory messages on the website for the graduates who missed the graduation ceremony, which were written by renowned figures from various fields including Mayor Lee Yong-seop of Gwangju Metropolitan City, Governor Kim Young-rok of South Jeolla Province, and Park Seung-hyun, the chairperson of the CNU Alumni Association.