by Mark Weinstein, Executive Director of Public Relations
As Cedarville University continues to prioritize the health and safety of the university’s faculty, staff and students, its administration has decided to not host large group events on campus in the fall, including homecoming and Junior Jam.
As a result of homecoming being canceled, the previously planned 2020 commencement ceremony — originally moved from the traditional May celebration to October because of the coronavirus — will be postponed. The administration will evaluate hosting plans periodically and may reschedule or resume these events should conditions change. Check cedarville.edu/events for the latest calendar updates.
Other large events that are canceled include the well-loved Junior Jam, an event for third- through sixth-grade students and their leaders. Junior Jam, planned for October 10, is a one-day, high-energy event that points students from across the country to Jesus.
“The health and safety of the Cedarville community is paramount in our decision-making process, so we believe canceling these events is essential,” said Thomas White, president of Cedarville University. “It pains us to cancel these highly anticipated events, especially our 2020 commencement, where we wanted to honor our recent graduates.”
Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University is an accredited, Christ-centered, Baptist institution with an enrollment of 4,380 undergraduate, graduate and online students in more than 150 areas of study. Founded in 1887, Cedarville is recognized nationally for its authentic Christian community, rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings and high student engagement ranking. For more information about Cedarville University, visit www.cedarville.edu.