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UO moves graduation to Mondays

10/6/2010: This is a bad change for any students who have parents or relatives with a job. VP for Student Affairs Robin Holmes justifies it as follows:

With 30,000 visitors and 29 events, it takes an army of university staff and faculty to coordinate the important events of commencement day.  Scheduling events on a traditional work day enables the university to efficiently orchestrate this incredible feat and provide the celebratory atmosphere graduates deserve after completing their time with us.

Mondays are not traditionally a day for instilling a “celebratory atmosphere”. We’ve done graduation successfully on weekends for years. Why stop now? 

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