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Coronavirus Media Advisory - Commencement Rescheduled for August 22, 2020

(BOISE, ID) — Concordia University School of Law has postponed the commencement ceremony for its 2020 graduating class due to ongoing public health concerns about the Coronavirus outbreak.

Interim Dean Latonia Haney Keith said Monday that 37 graduates will be honored on Aug. 22 in a ceremony to be held at the Boise Centre. Commencement was originally scheduled for May 2. The decision to reschedule is based largely on the feelings of the Class of 2020 and a desire to celebrate at a more appropriate time, Haney Keith said.

“Given the concerns about public safety and anticipation that social distancing guidance will be in place in the foreseeable future, the only choice is to delay commencement ceremonies,” Haney Keith said. “But it’s also incredibly important that we celebrate the amazing Class of 2020 when it’s safe to do so. I know faculty and staff are equally excited to celebrate the class and its accomplishments with the graduates and their families, friends and others who helped this class achieve and succeed.”

For more information about this decision, the law school has set up an informational page on its website:



Concordia University School of Law in Boise, Idaho is currently part of Concordia University, a private, nonprofit, Lutheran, liberal arts university, based in Portland, OR. On Feb. 20, 2020, Concordia University, St. Paul announced that is was taking ownership of Concordia University School of Law subject to acquiescence by the ABA. Concordia University, St. Paul, founded in 1892, is a comprehensive Christian liberal arts university, one of seven affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod. Concordia University School of Law and the George R. White Law Library opened to the inaugural class of students in the Fall of 2012, obtained provisional accreditation in the Summer of 2015, and was fully approved by the ABA in February 2019. Concordia Law was recognized by preLaw magazine in 2017 and 2018 as “Best Value Law School,” and was recognized by the same publication in 2019 for its excellent employment outcomes (Best Law Schools: Employment).