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Chico State class of 2014 graduates

Chico State graduates patiently sitting through the ceremony and eagerly waiting to finally hold their diploma in their hands. Photo credit: Chelsea Jeffers

Christine Lee

May 18, 2014

Under the blistering sun, Chico State students bid farewell to their undergraduate studies Saturday and Sunday at the annual Chico State commencement ceremony. Students from the colleges of agriculture, behavioral and social sciences, business and engineering, computer science and construction mana...

Surveys, safety cause of commencement changes

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Christine Lee

February 5, 2014

Surveys from graduating students and Chico State's Public Safety Advisory Committee's safety concerns led to the decision to cut the number of commencement guests allowed per graduate. Three to four times each year, a newsletter is sent to graduating students, providing an online survey about what they would like to see at their ceremony, sai...

Students scramble to fix plans for visiting family and friends

Inforgraphic by Liz Coffee

Christine Lee

January 29, 2014

This year, only five guests per one graduating student will be allowed to enter Nettleton Stadium for the Chico State commencement in May.Every year, about 10,000 guests fill the stadium each day on Sat. and Sun., said Chico State spokesperson Joe Wills. This year, the university will be ticketing guests in order to cut attendance down to about 8,000 ...

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