University of Southern Queensland (USQ) is marking an historic milestone. For the first time in more than half a century, thousands of USQ students are celebrating their graduation day online in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19 and comply with Government guidelines.
The 2020 graduating cohort includes more than 2500 students spanning almost 50 countries. Despite their degrees of separation, the class of 2020 is more connected than ever, uniting in celebration today to secure their place in USQ’s history books. Chancellor John Dornbusch said he could not be prouder. “I know many of you may feel disappointed, but we at the University of Southern Queensland are so proud,” Mr Dornbusch said.
“Years of dedication and hard work have led you to this moment; so wherever you are and whatever you’re doing to celebrate, congratulations. As we navigate these unprecedented circumstances, your skillset and the knowledge you gained from a university degree will be instrumental in helping us move forward,” Mr Dornbusch said. The #usqisograd cohort – as it has come to be known will join the University’s 100,000 strong alumni community scattered across 150 countries.