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Everything the light touches is our kingdom.

Everything the light touches is our kingdom.

This year’s convocation will move from South Lawn to Low Plaza, according to a statement released by CU Facilities’ Dan Held. This means you’ll get to play frisbee on the pristine lawns for an extra six to eight weeks. It’s almost like they listen to us. Here’s the statement:

Columbia University Convocation 2014, scheduled for Monday, August 25th, was relocated this year to Low Plaza from its previous location on the South Lawn. The move enables the South Lawn, which typically requires a closure of six to eight weeks after Convocation for restoration, to remain open for student use during the beginning of the semester, weather permitting and consistent with University Outdoor Space Policy guidelines.

“This change, which we implemented in response to student feedback with input from partners across the University, will allow our University community to enjoy our beautiful campus outdoor space more during the beginning of the semester when the weather is nice,” said Vice President of Operations Frank Martino.

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  • Rising Senior says:

    @Rising Senior Shit this is relevant to me now

  • YAAAAS GAGA says:


  • Lol says:

    @Lol They spend all summer repairing the lawns (read: tearing them up to the bare dirt and then just rolling out turfy sod) from Commencement; how could they have been so stupid (in the past) as to undo all of that work with Convocation?

    The immaculate verdant lawns are part of Columbia’s “image”, sure, but they’re also a joke/lie.

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous how are they a lie?

    you think that shit happens naturally?

    they’re the truth.

  • tdsf says:

    @tdsf PRAISE THE SUN!

    1. Anonymous says:

      @Anonymous I did it!

  • Anonymous says:

    @Anonymous Columbia lawns are beautiful! Thank you!

  • Senior says:

    @Senior At least they have convocation. Back in my day, these things were cancelled by freak hurricanes.

  • let barnard graduate on the lawn says:

    @let barnard graduate on the lawn if i have to graduate in midtown, shit, just shoot me

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