ALBUQUERQUE — The University of New Mexico is postponing its spring commencement due to the coronavirus pandemic.

President Garnett Stokes will seek student input as she considers when to reschedule the commencement that had been scheduled for May 16 and how it will be conducted, the university said Tuesday.

Stokes said the decision to postpone commencement is regrettable and that she knows commencement is a memorable part of graduates' university experience.

“Our hearts hurt for our Lobos. This doesn't mean we won't celebrate, it means that we won't get to as planned on May 16th," the university said on Twitter.

The university is holding classes remotely and Stokes said the faculty is working on how grading will be conducted for the current term.

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