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Maricopa Community Colleges Cancel Graduation Ceremonies

By Bret Jaspers
Published: Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 3:28pm
Updated: Friday, March 27, 2020 - 7:24am

The Maricopa County Community College District building.
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The Maricopa County Community College District building in Tempe.

The Maricopa County Community College District is canceling in-person graduation ceremonies to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

The community college district is looking at other options at a later date, when health and safety concerns have waned. 

A spokesperson at the district said as of Thursday, 688 students have gotten a degree or certificate for spring or summer 2020.

The number of students who have applied for graduation for spring or summer 2020 is 5,102. 

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