LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) — Liberty University moved its main commencement ceremony to Friday morning due to inclement weather, but it didn’t stop graduates and their loved ones from celebrating.
The gates to Williams Stadium opened at 6 a.m. and some graduates got there that early, Melissa Handwork who is graduating with three different degrees says it hasn’t been easy.
"A little chaotic but definitely guided by God so I’m very happy about that,” Handwork said.
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Senior Daniella Braver and her friends say they are excited to walk the stage together but ready for their futures.
“Feeling really good, really excited. Love Liberty, it's been a great four years but ready to see what’s next,” Braver said.
As for what’s next everyone’s path is different, senior Kaley Henry tells us she is heading into the field of forensic science and her mom says she is very proud of her.
“It’s bittersweet, I'm very excited to be done glad to not have any more homework but I am going to miss a lot of friends and professors that I’ve met but I’m excited,” Henry said.
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While others like Chris Biron can't wait for it to be over, “I’ve been waiting for the past two months so I’m ready for it to be over,” Biron said.
Liberty's graduation is expected to bring in 60,000 people to Lynchburg. The university will give out 23,000 degrees over the next few days.
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