No spectators were allowed to attend the ceremony at an outdoor pavilion near the academy chapel.
United States Air Force Academy
The graduation ceremony will be held under tight social distancing guidelines.
After a traditional Air Force Academy flyover, the team will do a series of tight formations over several communities.
The deaths caused the academy to rethink the strict restrictions imposed on graduating seniors.
The Air Force's Chief of Staff Gen. Dave Goldfein met with leaders and cadets at the academy Monday.
There are no indications that the cadet's death was related to the coronavirus or caused by foul play.
The U.S. Air Force Academy will dismiss its cadets in an effort to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.
The Air Force Academy withdrew Pablo Velarde's enrollment before the trial.
About 60 cadets would be commissioned into the new armed service branch, which formed in December.
Officials are investigating the death of a man near the north gate of the U.S. Air Force Academy after an NHL hockey game.