CHICAGO (CBS) — North Central College in Naperville is hosting a virtual commencement day Sunday.
Davin Allen, a graduating senior, won’t be walking across a stage, but the school still plans to honor students’ achievements.READ MORE: Whitney Young Senior, Whose Parents Came To U.S. From Vietnam, Accepted To Naval And Air Force Academies
The college asked students to select a faculty member to record a personalized video reading the graduate’s name for the virtual ceremony.
Allen says his family can’t wait to watch him graduate.READ MORE: Illinois Friends Drive Themselves Nuts Playing 'Sweet Home Alabama' For 7 Hours On Road Trip
“They’re all super excited still to watch the webcast, which is a little reassuring for me and for others to have the opportunity to see your parents extremely excited to see you finish four years of college, which is a feat in itself,” he said.
Virtual commencement begins at 2 p.m. Sunday afternoon on North Central’s website.MORE NEWS: 5 People Wounded In West Garfield Park Mass Shooting, Police Say
The college hopes it can also have an in-person ceremony later in the year when it’s safe to do so.