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As Global Health Crisis Expands, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Invites Students to Graduate... Any Time or Place 

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. – Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is leveraging its global presence to ensure that all graduating students can enjoy commencement ceremonies with their significant others – despite the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Students preparing to graduate have been invited to walk across any Embry-Riddle graduation stage in the world, at any time. With residential campuses in Prescott, Ariz., and Daytona Beach, Fla., and approximately 125 Worldwide Campus locations serving 33,500 students globally, Embry-Riddle’s graduating students can choose from many different commencement opportunities.

“Our students have worked hard to earn their Embry-Riddle degrees, and we want their commencement ceremony to be a special experience, shared with friends and family,” said university President P. Barry Butler. “We didn’t want to let health or travel restrictions put a damper on our graduates’ ability to celebrate a major milestone in their lives.”

In addition, for family members who can’t make it to the big event in person, Embry-Riddle will livestream both of its residential campus commencement ceremonies. Graduating students will have a chance to send personalized well wishes to loved ones via the video feeds on graduation day – during the ceremony.

“The health and wellbeing of our students is Embry-Riddle’s top priority,” Butler said. “Graduation should be a happy, stress-free time of celebration for students and for all of their loved ones. We’re glad we can make that happen.”

Embry-Riddle’s upcoming graduation ceremonies include these and others:

April 24-25:     Worldwide Campus Daytona Beach Commencement
May 2:             Spring 2020 Prescott Campus Commencement
May 2:             Worldwide Campus Commencement in Seeheim, Germany
May 4:             Spring 2020 Daytona Beach Commencement
May 30:           Worldwide Campus Commencement in Pensacola, Fla.
Aug. 9:             Worldwide Campus Commencement in San Diego, Calif.
Sept. 12:          Worldwide Campus Commencement in Dallas, Tex.
Oct. 3:              Worldwide Campus Commencement in Quantico, Va.
Dec. 12:           Prescott Campus Commencement
Dec. 14:           Daytona Beach Commencement


About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Reporters worldwide contact Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University for content experts in all aspects of aviation, aerospace, engineering and STEM-related fields. Our faculty experts specialize in unmanned and autonomous systems, security and intelligence, air traffic and airport management, astronomy, human factors psychology, meteorology, spaceflight operations, urban air mobility and much more. Visit the Embry-Riddle Newsroom for story ideas.

Embry-Riddle educates nearly 34,000 students at its residential campuses in Daytona Beach, Florida, and Prescott, Arizona, at approximately 125 Worldwide Campus locations and through online degree programs ranked by U.S. News & World Report as being among the Nation’s Top Five.



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