CHARLOTTE – In light of the continuing environment with COVID-19 cases still in abundance, Johnson C. Smith University has decided to cancel its homecoming festivities for the 2020 football season and the fall commencement.
In a statement posted on the JCSU sports website, university president Clarence D. Armbrister, J.D. announced the decision:
“Your safety – all of our safety – is our top priority. Although we are saddened we will not be together in person to Hold High the Gold and Blue, the cancellation of Homecoming activities and Commencement Exercises is necessary to help minimize the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding during this challenging time. We will gather as Smithies on campus again; I pray that time will come sooner rather than later. Until then, please remain vigilant in social distancing, wearing masks and hand washing. We will continue to update you as decisions are made and developments unfold.”