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UCCS cancels commencement ceremony, will move to online classes

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- In an update Tuesday, officials at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs announced that the scheduled commencement ceremony on May 15 is canceled. The school will also be moving to online classes for the remainder of the semester.

School officials say the cancellation comes out of safety concerns during the COVID-19 outbreak. However, this doesn't mean there won't be any ceremony at all.

"We are working on other ways to celebrate this milestone with our graduates," said UCCS Chancellor Venkat Reddy in a statement. "Please expect more details in the coming days." 

Students will also have to move out of their residence halls by noon Monday, March 23 with limited exceptions, the release said.

Classes will continue remotely for the rest of the semester, including on-campus labs "with very few exceptions."

"These are all difficult decisions, and ones we do not take lightly," said Reddy. "I am so grateful for the resilience and compassion of our Mountain Lion family. As we work through this challenging time, I send my very best."

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  1. While the corona virus is making people sick it may be the cure for Colorado’s overpriced housing markets.

    Due to the economic fallout, all those 1000’s of overpriced McMansions, built in recent years, might soon be selling at bargain prices.

    Recent and soon to graduate students, along with others, could find that they can afford a home in a market they have been priced out of.

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