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How FAU plans to make it up to those affected by canceled graduation ceremony

Florida Atlantic University president John Kelly answers questions from the press in front of the university’s administration building Tuesday after responding to a credible threat on campus.
Florida Atlantic University president John Kelly answers questions from the press in front of the university’s administration building Tuesday after responding to a credible threat on campus. Sun Sentinel

THURSDAY UPDATE: The school announced Thursday the out-of-state and international students makeup ceremony will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Kenneth Williams Administration Building, 777 Glades Rd., on the Boca Raton campus.

Florida Atlantic announced makeup plans for the 462 students affected by the cancellation of Tuesday afternoon’s summer 2018 commencement ceremony.

The school canceled the 5 p.m. event and evacuated the Boca Raton campus’ student union after a threatening Post-it note was found in a College of Business women’s restroom.

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On Wednesday afternoon, the school stated, “All out-of-state and international students are being invited to a special commencement ceremony this week. Time and location specifics will be shared as soon as they are available. All other students are being invited to a rescheduled commencement event next week. Location and time will be determined based on the number who plan to attend.”

Students who can’t make either can participate in December’s Fall 2018 commencement with their colleges.

Also, all 462 students will be invited to FAU’s football home opener, Sept. 8, against Air Force, “for a special recognition.”

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