University of Kentucky to hold in-person commencements

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s flagship university says it will hold in-person commencement ceremonies this spring. University of Kentucky President Eli Capilouto says the ceremonies will be the first in-person commencements at the school since December 2019. The school held virtual ceremonies last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from Capilouto says several commencement ceremonies are planned at Rupp Arena over the weekend of May 14-May 16. All 2020 graduates are invited to participate along with May 2021 graduates. The ceremonies will follow health and safety protocols, including face masks requirements and physical distancing. A virtual option will also be available.