UNM grads celebrated inside and outside football stadium

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The University of New Mexico’s 2021 Commencement Ceremony was broadcasted live online Saturday, May 15, 2021, on various platforms. The graduation was held at the football stadium but without any crowds in the stands.


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Family members were asked to stay outside the stadium during the ceremony. People News 13 crews spoke to say they were disappointed they couldn’t watch in person but are happy their grads could still have their special moment. “I’m glad we got to come out to the parking lot. It’s always a good thing to be in there with them and that’s very special, but at least we’re here and get to celebrate with her when she comes out,” said Georgette Barber, a UNM grad family member.

Family was able to tweet out to their grad using a “UNM Grad” hashtag that was then displayed on the monitors for graduates to see.

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