The Columbia Chronicle

Commencement back to previous venue, ceremony expands

By Becky Schlikerman

May 14, 2008

More than 2,000 Columbia students will walk across the stage and graduate on May 17 and 18 at the UIC Pavilion, 525 S. Racine Ave.Columbia officials expect 700 to 750 students at each of the three ceremonies and about 5,000 to 6,000 guests at each, said Mark Kelly, vice president of Student Affairs. Typically students bring an average of eight guests, he added.“They’ll be very well attended,” Kelly said.Although sea...

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