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May 2020 in photos: Commencement, preparing for repopulation
Nursing alumna Anabelle Petisco. Photo by Margi Rentis.

May 2020 in photos: Commencement, preparing for repopulation

May 29, 2020 at 10:00am

In a world where the coronavirus pandemic affects nearly everything, the university community has moved to make the best of its new normal. FIU held its first-ever virtual commencement in May, celebrating students' hard work and perseverence in the face of unprecedented challenges. The university also released its prelimenary plans for repopulating campus. Here are some of the moments that made May stand out.

A special commencement for the Class of 2020

Graduates got creative to properly celebrate commencement.

Psychology graduate Kiana Rodriguez pops some confetti as her name is called during virtual commencement. Video by Melina Rodriguez '13.


Nursing alumna Anabelle Petisco poses with her custom cap. Photo by FIU photographer Margi Rentis.


Business administration grad Dahlia Campbell celebrates commencement with a video inspired by "The Office."

For more on how the FIU community worked to make this commencement special, check out our full story.

Campuses prepare for repopulation

Earlier this month, the university released prelimenary guidelines for how it can safely repopulate its campuses. Preparations have begun.