Here’s how 6 Philly-area colleges are celebrating graduation amid the pandemic

The Philadelphia region has no shortage of colleges and universities, and thousands of students graduate into the city’s various workforces every year. But in March, as many schools turned to virtual instruction to finish out the semester, many graduating seniors were left wondering about what springtime commencement would look like. “I’ve seen many students, especially seniors, express their sadness about spending the rest of their time in college in online classes,” editorial intern Marybeth Gerdelmann wrote last month. “The change came quick. Not all students can thrive in an online learning environment.” Now, college seniors are taking finals online and wrapping up Zoom meetings for the semester while job hunting for the first time during a pandemic. Most of these students will officially “graduate” in the coming weeks, but have no clue if or when they’ll get to don a cap and gown and walk across a stage to accept their diploma. Here’s how some area schools have decided to handle the big day (and check out Forbes’ extensive roundup of graduation plans around the country):...As of late April, CCP announced it would be postponing its spring commencement.