For the first time since the pandemic coronavirus, La Sierra University graduates received their diplomas on stage.
Nearly 440 students graduated Sunday, June 19, from the private, Seventh-day Adventist university in Riverside, a news release states. The class of 2022 voted to return to an in-person graduation ceremony on campus as pandemic conditions improved, according to the release.
The last time La Sierra staged an in-person graduation was June 2019.
During the two-year hiatus from traditional commencements, the university offered drive-thru celebrations in 2020 and 2021.