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RU Reschedules Winter Commencement Ceremony

RADFORD -- Radford University will hold a Commencement Ceremony for Winter 2009 graduates on Sunday, February 7, 2010 at 2 p.m. in Preston Hall’s Bondurant Auditorium. The original ceremonies, scheduled for December 18 and 19 were cancelled due to the major winter storm that blanketed the area with 16-18 inches of snow and shut down most of western Virginia’s roadways and transportation systems.

“Graduation ceremonies are such an important part of the university experience for our students and their families,” said Radford University President Penelope W. Kyle. “We’re very pleased to be able to reschedule our ceremonies and present them as part of our annual Homecoming Weekend festivities.”

A single ceremony will be held for both undergraduate and graduate students. The traditional “Pinning Ceremony” for Waldron School of Health and Human Services’ nursing students will be held on Sunday, February 7 at 11 a.m. in Porterfield Hall's Pridemore Playhouse. Although the ceremonies will be held in 2010, the graduates are officially 2009 graduates of Radford University.

Graduates who had planned to participate in the Winter 2009 Commencement will be sent information pertaining to the rescheduled ceremony.

Graduates and their families returning to the university for graduation will be able to enjoy a number of special Homecoming events on Friday and Saturday, February 5th and 6th. For more information concerning the rescheduled ceremony, contact Mary Weeks at 540-831-5382. For more information on other events associated with Homecoming Weekend, visit the Homecoming web site.

Jan. 13, 2010
Contact: Jeff Douglas (jdouglas@radford.edu; 540-831-5182)

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