Wed., June 6, 2012 10:00am (EDT)

Ga. State Reinstates Dec. Graduations
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia State University announced earlier this year it would hold one graduation ceremony each year during the summer, doing away with its winter ceremony. But now officials are reversing that decision and reinstating December graduations. (Photo Courtesy of marganz via stock.xchng.)
Georgia State University announced earlier this year it would hold one graduation ceremony each year during the summer, doing away with its winter ceremony. But now officials are reversing that decision and reinstating December graduations. (Photo Courtesy of marganz via stock.xchng.)
Georgia State University officials are reversing a decision to do away with December commencement after an outcry from students.

The university announced earlier this year it would hold one graduation ceremony each year during the summer, doing away with its winter ceremony. The decision was made to help save money and because of the limited availability of the Georgia Dome in the winter.

But students and others in the university community were upset with the change. President Mark Becker said the university is "honoring the expressed desire of students and their families."