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More than 7,000 Arizona State students are graduating this week

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TEMPE, Ariz. — Graduation is a time of reflection, celebration and new beginnings, as a life into the working world is about to begin for those about to receive a degree.

Over 7,000 students are going through that this week from Arizona State University, as the school announced it is awarding about 5,200 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate degrees.

The school-wide graduation for undergrads and graduates took place Monday at the Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe. Each ceremony kicked off the individual programs’ ceremonies, with many of those taking place Monday night. The rest will continue Tuesday and finish on Wednesday.

According to ASU, almost 550 of the undergraduates earning degrees were a part of the school’s online program. There are also about 740 graduates earning degrees through the online program.

Among the new ceremonies is the first commencement of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law to be held in the new Beus Center for Law and Society on the Downtown Phoenix campus. The six-floor building opened in August.

The international student graduation reception took place on Dec. 1.

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