MIAMI – College seniors continue to take part in graduation ceremonies across Florida.
On Saturday, Miami-Dade College held a commencement ceremony that looked a little different compared to those in years past.
It was just the first of three different spring graduations for Miami-Dade College, all three of which will be happening on the baseball diamond inside loanDepot park, home to the Miami Marlins.
Normally the ceremonies are held on the MDC campus, but because of COVID-19 they’ve decided to move this year’s events into an alternate venue.
Not only does loanDepot park give the graduates some extra space to socially distance, but it also allows their families to space out as well.
In total, about 14,000 students from MDC will be graduating this weekend, with each student only allowed to bring up two family members.
In addition, everyone who enters the park has to have their temperature checked and must also fill out an online health survey in addition to wearing a mask and keeping socially distant.
Just the fact that the school could have the ceremonies at the ballpark, in the middle of baseball season, is a big feat, as the Marlins happen to be playing on the road this weekend.