This year’s Commencement ceremony was planned and held very differently from previous years. On Friday, May 13, a ceremony with all departments, undergraduate and graduate, was held at Fauver Stadium with approximately 8,000 people present, in a grand celebration to honor the class of 2022.
The importance of reducing waste this time of year is crucial, with efforts such as the Move-out Cleanout program. This year, additional efforts were taken to make the Commencement departmental receptions zero-waste. Efforts were made to ensure food was served on compostable plates with compostable utensils. Rangers were stationed to ensure that material was sorted accordingly as recyclable, compostable, or trash. We were pleased to report that trash was kept at a minimum, less than 10%, and the compost stream was plentiful!
Thanks to the volunteers who helped that day (see them pictured on Facebook) and to the Grounds department for setting up the stations and hauling material. You all worked hard and your efforts were appreciated!