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Graduation plans vary across Virginia universities

Graduations will be held online, in person, or a hybrid format.

RICHMOND, Va. — College graduations will still look different due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but more Virginia universities are returning to in-person ceremonies.

Graduations will be held online, in person, or a hybrid format.

Gov. Ralph Northam announced last month preliminary guidance for graduation events, which continues to be updated. Graduation events for K-12 schools and colleges will operate under two sets of guidelines, depending on the date. 

Graduation events held outdoors before May 15 will be capped at 5,000 people or 30% of the venue capacity, whichever is less. 

Graduation events held indoors may have up to 500 people, or 30% of the venue capacity, whichever is less.