University of Colorado Boulder spring graduation proceeds in snow

Posted at 1:33 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 15:34:21-04

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) — Cold and snow didn't stop spring graduation ceremonies at the University of Colorado Boulder.

Students wore ski goggles and snowsuits Thursday while wet snow fell on the outdoor event at Folsom Field, the university's football stadium.

Temperatures were in the 30s.

The Boulder Daily Camera reports more than 8,600 degrees were conferred including some 6,600 bachelor's degrees and 1,400 master's degrees.

Students say it wouldn't be a Colorado graduation without snow and the snowy weather is a blessing.