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Update: Postponing Commencement

Dear members of the Saint Louis University community, 

I want to share a video, in which I announce our decision to postpone the May commencement ceremonies in St. Louis and in Madrid. Thank you for your thoughtful emails while we have weighed our options.  

Students who plan to graduate in May: Please fill out this survey about commencement, developed in coordination with SGA and other student leaders. We will use this information to plan our next steps. The deadline for the survey is Wednesday, April 15. As soon as we determine our path forward, we will share it with you. 

As I say in the video, no one loves commencement more than I do. I am heartbroken to have to postpone this opportunity to witness one of the most joyous days for our graduates and their families.  

God bless you, your families, and Saint Louis University. 

Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.

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