2020 Missouri graduates to join 2021 graduation ceremonies

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University of Missouri

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — About 1,500 University of Missouri graduates who didn’t get the chance to walk across the stage last year because of the pandemic are returning to campus the weekend to join this year’s class for commencement ceremonies.

The Columbia Missourian reports that Annie Adrian will bring her 7-week-old son Nico with her, and says that makes it “even more special.”

The university announced in February it was planning for in-person commencement ceremonies for 2021 graduates and would invite 2020 graduates back for ceremonies.

Graduates were able to get up to six tickets for family and friends to gather in “pods” at a social distance from each other in Mizzou Arena and the Hearnes Center. Masks will be required.

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