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Commencement 2017 By the Numbers

One year of planning and countless staff hours create this unforgettable day.

210: Event staff

120: Minutes ceremony expected to last

76: Student-athletes in the graduating class

42: Veterans in the graduating class

40: Members of commencement planning committee

32: Students named Jessica in the graduating class

31: Countries represented in the graduating class (furthest: Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia & Australia)

28: Police and other public safety personnel on duty

25: Majors represented (most popular: psychology, 278 graduates; kinesiology, 227; business administration, 256)

23: States and territories represented in the graduating class

18: Students named Michael in the graduating class

7: Graduates celebrating birthdays on the day of commencement

2: Sets of twins in the graduating class

2: Number of ceremonies (10 a.m., College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and College of Business; 3 p.m., Colleges of Science, Education and Health Sciences and Human Services)

Some numbers are approximate

Published May 12, 2017