The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Georgia Tech students, who expected to graduate next summer, won’t be able to participate in a commencement ceremony until the fall because the college is cutting back to save money.
The college announced last week it will hold two commencement ceremonies, fall and spring, instead of three “to be fiscally responsible in all phases of its operations.” The change will save between $35,000 to $70,000, spokesman Matt Nagel said.
Students will still be able to complete their degrees during the summer and they will receive diplomas six to eight weeks after the semester ends. But if these new graduates want to participate in an official Georgia Tech ceremony, they’ll have to return to the Atlanta campus months later.
Some students have questioned why they can’t participate in the spring ceremony instead.
“Students are able