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02/18/21 - President's Message to Students

Dear Students,

While COVID-19 infections in Los Angeles County have been declining recently, they still remain high, and LA County has some of the strictest restrictions on in-person gatherings in the nation. Based on what experts are saying at this time, widespread vaccinations will not be achieved in California until summer, and even then, there may still be social distancing and other health measures in place. 

As we continue to monitor the public health landscape, we are asking for your patience as we explore all possibilities to honor the Class of 2021 graduates. We expect to make a final decision on what commencement will look like by mid-March, and will send out another communication at that time, as well as post updated information on the Commencement web page.

We are so proud of our Mount Saint Mary’s students. We know how hard it has been to navigate the many challenges you have experienced over the past year, and balance school and family commitments. Commencement is a time of celebration, and regardless of how we celebrate you, we will still come together as a community to honor your achievements. 

Warmest wishes,

Ann McElaney-Johnson
President