Tue., August 21, 2012 12:04pm (EDT)

Georgia Tech Ends Summer Graduation
By Associated Press
Updated: 2 years ago

ATLANTA  —  
Georgia Tech officials said the school will eliminate summer commencement ceremonies. They said the change is being made to be fiscally responsible. The move will save from $35,000 to $70,000. (GPB File Photo.)
Georgia Tech officials said the school will eliminate summer commencement ceremonies. They said the change is being made to be fiscally responsible. The move will save from $35,000 to $70,000. (GPB File Photo.)
The Georgia Institute of Technology is eliminating summer commencement ceremonies to save money.

The Atlanta university announced that it will hold two commencement ceremonies each year -- one in the fall and another in the spring -- instead of three.

Georgia Tech spokesman Matt Nagel said the change is being made to be fiscally responsible. He said the move will save from $35,000 to $70,000.

Nagel said about 450 students participate in summer commencement. That compares to about 1,500 for fall and 2,300 for spring.