COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – More than 1,000 students will graduate from Columbus State University this weekend.
Students, families, and friends of Columbus State University's spring 2017 graduating class are preparing for a return to campus this weekend to celebrate during the institution's 114th commencement ceremonies.
This year, Commencement was moved back to the Frank G. Lumpkin Center and divided up by colleges to accommodate the growth of CSU's graduating classes. CSU is expecting to graduate 1163 students on Friday and Saturday.
Here is the following graduation schedule:
- College of Education and Health Professions – Friday, May 12 at 5 p.m.
- College of Letters and Sciences – Friday May 12 at 5 p.m.
- College of the Arts and Turner College of Business – Saturday, May 13 at 3 p.m.
Col. (Retired) David Fivecoat, City Manager Isaiah Hugley and CSU associate professor of marketing Edward O'Donnell will deliver keynote addresses to the graduates.
CSU encourages family and friends of graduates to arrive no earlier than an hour before their ceremony begins. Also, please enter campus through the entrance from University Avenue as entrances from Gentian Boulevard and Cougar Way will be blocked off.
Students should report to the Student Recreation Center for Check-in two hours prior to their ceremony.