CU doing away with fall graduation ceremonies



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BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — University of Colorado students in Boulder who finish their studies in the fall will have to wait until the next official graduation in May to get their pomp and circumstance from now on.

The university is doing away with fall graduation ceremonies because there were too many schedule conflicts, the Boulder Daily Camera reported (http://tinyurl.com/zfdyjnc ).

CU spokeswoman Malinda Miller-Huey said officials try to avoid overlapping commencement ceremonies with other CU campuses so that the university president and nine members of the Board of Regents can attend all of them.

Campus officials are also concerned about a scheduling conflict next spring, but they hope to work it out.

The school is doing away with the winter tradition one year early due to scheduling conflicts with CU's Denver campus. Students who finish their degree at the end of fall term will still get their diplomas, but they will have to wait until May the following year if they want to participate in the traditional graduation ceremony. Officials decided to let the Denver campus ceremony proceed as scheduled next year as planned.

A 10-year commencement marshal volunteer said she hopes students who finish after fall semester don't lose out on having a commencement ceremony.

"I wonder about that because will the December graduates come to the spring graduation? There will be no motivation," said Araceli Warren, an office administrator in the civil engineering department.

Just over 1,700 students graduated on Saturday.

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Information from: Daily Camera, http://www.dailycamera.com/

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