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Where can school districts and universities find the certification forms for in-person graduation ceremonies?
School districts and colleges/universities will be allowed to hold modified in-person graduation ceremonies beginning on July 6.
The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has published graduation guidance for school districts and the Office of the Secretary of Higher Education (OSHE) has published graduation guidance for institutions of higher education that outline considerations for modified in-person graduation ceremonies beginning on July 6. Both include requirements that ceremonies be held outdoors, adhere to social distancing protocols, and restrict capacity to protect the health and safety of students and families celebrating these milestones amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
School districts and institutions of higher education that plan to hold modified in-person ceremonies must certify to NJDOE or to OSHE that the planned ceremony will comply with applicable requirements for gatherings, including those addressing social distancing.
The applicable form must be submitted no later than seven days prior to the scheduled date of the ceremony.