Sacramento State To End Winter Commencements In 2018

The school will continue its spring graduation ceremonies in May for all classes.

By Doug Lazy on November 1, 2017
BONN, GERMANY - JULY 04: Students throw up their graduate caps during the 11th celebrations of the Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universitaet on July 4, 2015 in Bonn, Germany. This year, 780 women and 293 men finished their studies successfully.
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Announced Wednesday, California State University, Sacramento will no longer hold winter commencements for graduates starting in 2018.

However, the school will continue its spring graduation ceremonies for all classes. SacBee reported the information.

After the Winter Commencement ceremonies on Dec. 15-16, all graduations – spring, summer and fall – will take place in May, according to Sacramento State President Robert S. Nelsen.

The university moved its graduation ceremonies to the Golden 1 Center after Sleep Train Arena stopped hosting major public events in December. However, higher cost seems to be an issue.

According to the article, the university paid $151,600 to hold six graduation ceremonies over two days, more than double what it had paid at Sleep Train.

The university on did not directly say whether ending winter commencement ceremonies was a cost-saving measure.

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