/ 27 February 2022

THE SILLIMAN University is considering the possibility to conduct face-to-face graduation for batch 2022.

A report in the school’s publication the Weekly Sillimanian said the in-person ceremony will push through if conditions will allow.

“We are really hoping that there will be no spike, there will be no surge, there will be no other variant so that we can continue with our life,” said Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Earl Jude Cleope.

“Let’s start with the planning for face-to-face classes. Once we can do that, then there’s no question why we cannot have a F2F commencement,” he added.

The official is hopeful that onsite learning for all programs will resume in April if the university could prepare everything by February.

Last year, the Commission on Higher Education permitted SU to conduct limited F2F classes for medical, nursing, physical therapy, and medical technology students.

Since then, almost 200 medical technology student interns were assigned to hospitals in Dumaguete City, Cebu City, and Tagbilaran City for the next six months.

Medical learners have also continued their in-person internships for the second semester, while nursing students have been exposed to hospital clinical settings since October 2021.