Due to coronavirus concerns, the Air Force Academy will be graduating its senior class six weeks early, on April 18th. Family and friends will not be allowed to attend, but will be able to livestream the event

“I have invited the Class of 2020 to help the staff design their graduation ceremony and they will do this with the same care for military tradition and the Academy’s legacy as they’ve done leading other world-class Academy events,” Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Jay Silveria said in a press release from the academy.

The academy said the graduation day will retain “the rigorous military and academic commissioning standards the academy is known for and the nation expects.”

This comes after the lower classes had been dismissed for the semester earlier this month. The seniors have remained, but have maintained strict social distancing measures.

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