Safety Concerns Push URI Graduation Indoors
The University of Rhode Island is moving its graduation indoors. The university said it’s for safety reasons.
URI said the recent gun scare on campus and the bombings in Boston prompted it to move the graduation ceremony into the Ryan Center. Graduating student Kelly Harris is unhappy with the move. She said students are limited to bringing two guests and that will make it harder for her friends and family to see her walk across the stage.
“This is affecting the vast majority of graduating seniors,” said Harris.
URI will set up TV screens across campus for people to watch the graduation ceremony. The University said it’s unsure whether it will hold the ceremony indoors next year.
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