Nearly 1,000 to graduate at FSU on Saturday

Ferris State University students pose during a previous commencement ceremony. On Saturday, nearly 1,000 students will graduate during two different ceremonies. (Courtesy photo)

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BIG RAPIDS — Big Rapids will soon be filled with proud family members eager to watch their Ferris State University student cross the stage during the Fall 2018 commencement ceremonies set for Saturday, Dec. 15.

This month, 950 FSU students are set to graduate, with 655 scheduled to participate in ceremonies on Saturday, Dec. 15, in Jim Wink Arena of the Ewigleben Sports Complex.

Fall commencement is divided into two sessions. The morning ceremony begins at 10 a.m., with the Jim Wink Arena doors opening at 9 a.m. Session one highlights graduates of the colleges of business and health professions.

The afternoon session starts at 1:30 p.m., with doors opening at 12:30 p.m. Session two’s honorees will be graduates of the colleges of arts and sciences, education and human services, engineering technology and the doctorate in community college leadership.

Kendall College of Art and Design, the Michigan College of Optometry and the College of Pharmacy annually host May commencement ceremonies.

Graduates planning to participate in Fall 2018 commencement receive seven tickets. The tickets are required for admission, with exceptions made for children 2 years old and younger. No extra tickets are distributed by the commencement office or the college commencement coordinators. Lost tickets will not be replaced.

For people who are interested in but unable to attend commencement, the ceremonies will be streamed live. The live stream will be available courtesy of Ferris Cable 22.

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