IOWA CITY, Iowa – Jing Jian of Murrieta was among the 5,700 University of Iowa undergraduate, graduate and professional students graduating this spring during the coronavirus pandemic.
Jian was earned a master’s degree in English.
The university supported commencement celebrations, despite being unable to host them in person. Members of the Hawkeye community filmed short videos of encouragement, and each college produced a virtual livestream ceremony. Packages containing commemorative programs and other celebratory items were sent to graduating Hawkeyes everywhere, and those students who want to walk across a graduation stage in person will be able to do so at a future ceremony.
Submitted by University of Iowa.