College graduation is considered to be a milestone moment for many. But the COVID-19 pandemic is forcing this year’s BYU seniors to grapple with how missing out on graduation is impacting them in the present and will impact them in the future.

BYU Women’s Conference announced last week that the conference will not be held on the BYU campus as originally scheduled on April 30 and May 1 due to COVID-19 concerns. Members who were planning on attending are now dealing with canceled travel plans, reimbursed tickets, and disappointment.

Students are adjusting to a new schedule after BYU announced classes would be moving to remote instruction starting March 18 due to the outbreak of COVID-19. All sporting events, performances, recitals and activities have been canceled for the rest of the semester.

The BYU Store is still hosting a grad fair today despite Wednesday’s announcement that there will no longer be any in-person graduation convocations or commencements at BYU or other Church Education System schools. Devotionals and forums were also discouraged in the CES statement.