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Chico State graduation ceremonies to affect traffic and parking

With thousands of Chico State students set to graduate this week, there will be a lot of traffic and activity in the area of the campus.

Posted: May 16, 2019 5:41 PM
Updated: May 17, 2019 7:50 AM

CHICO, Calif. - With thousands of Chico State students set to graduate this week, there will be a lot of traffic and activity in the area of the campus.

Staff said with 4,000 graduates, they are expecting 25,000 more people.

Sean Murphy from Media Relations told Action News Now they are expecting a packed weekend.

"Restricted access will start 5 p.m. on Friday, 6 a.m. on Saturday as well as 4 p.m. on Saturday and then at 6 a.m. on Sunday," Murphy said. "Those are for the corresponding commencement ceremonies."

Along with road closures, the parking will be restricted in the stadium and University Health Center parking lots which are for ADA, limited mobility and elderly people.

There will also be no drop-offs prior, during or after the commencement ceremonies.

The no-drop off zone is between West 2nd St. and West Sacramento on Warner and Ivy.

Wet weather is expected for the weekend but University Officials said they have every intention of holding all four outdoor ceremonies. 

The university said in the last 20 years, they have never canceled due to weather.

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