A long-delayed celebration
Finally, the following Saturday (May 22), the Class of 2020 was able to come onto the Mills campus for the first time since their final year at the College was interrupted and their
Commencement delayed by the pandemic.
The original plan, to hold an in-person ceremony in conjunction with the Class of 2021, was similarly disrupted as the COVID case rates did not decline enough in Alameda County in
sufficient time. But dozens of these recent alums still streamed onto campus for their own CARmencement under brilliant skies, posing for photos and receiving their diploma covers
(after the documents themselves had already been mailed out!) with a feeling of relief and closure, as they could finally tie up the loose ends of a most unfortunate year.