HARRISONBURG, Va.---James Madison University students will have graduation ceremonies on two separate days.
JMU Public Affairs Manager Bill Wyatt said these ceremonies have become larger as the university graduates more students.
He said this would ease traffic concerns and attendees would only have to go to one location.
Wyatt said with the change, all seniors will have an intimate ceremony only open for students on May 2.
During the event, students will hear from motivational speaker Mike Rayburn who includes music into his presentation.
On Saturday, the individual college graduation ceremonies will be open to the public.
Last year, the first ceremony was held at the stadium and open to the public. Attendees would usually go to individual college ceremonies after the first ceremony was over.
Wyatt said in 2010 and 2011, students had the same schedule as this year.
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