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01:34 AM

President Conoley Issues Statement on 2018 Commencement Ceremonies

Live music will continue during ceremonies!

President Jane Close Conoley today issued the following statement on the 2018 commencment ceremonies -

I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to voice their opinions on the proposed changes to our commencement ceremonies. These events are among the most important in the life of our campus, and the effects of these special days are far-reaching, so my team and I take each concern seriously.

To begin with, I am happy to announce that the music lives! Live music will continue at the ceremonies.

The biggest change will be the location. The quad has been the traditional venue for commencement but we have “outgrown” the site in terms of numbers of participants, safety concerns and costs.

In short, we will change venues but our longstanding, beloved traditions remain intact.