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Fire-delayed graduation ceremonies at CSUSM

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SAN DIEGO (CNS) - The fire-delayed weekend of graduation ceremonies at Cal State San Marcos are scheduled to get underway Saturday, and commencement is also set at the University of San Diego.

Graduation at Cal State San Marcos was supposed to have taken place last weekend, but the school was evacuated by the 2,000-acre Cocos Fire, which burned-out 36 homes in the hills above campus.

Commencement for the 2,600 students in the 23rd graduating class at the North County school is scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. with the College of Business Administration, followed at 4:30 p.m. by the College of Education, Health and Human Services.

Ceremonies continue Sunday at 9:30 a.m. with the College of Humanities, Arts, Behavioral and Social Sciences, which will be attended by California State University Chancellor Timothy White, and conclude at 3 p.m. with the College of Science and Mathematics.

School officials said drivers around San Marcos should be aware of possible traffic congestion, since at least 10,000 people are expected at each ceremony.

Commencement weekend will also begin at USD Saturday with ceremonies for graduate students in the schools of Business, Leadership and Education Sciences, Nursing and Peace at 1 p.m. in the Jenny Craig Pavilion.

Other USD students will graduate Sunday. Nearly 2,000 students will receive degrees at USD over the weekend.

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