With over 1,300 students graduating on Saturday, Southeast Missouri State University commencement ceremony organizers will have their hands full.
About 8,000 people are expected to attend the event, but the Show Me Center’s capacity is only 7,500.
Julie Grueneberg is Southeast’s assistant registrar for graduation, and she organizes the ceremony. She says students are limited to four guests who can watch in the arena, and there are overflow rooms for everyone else with large screen TV’s. It’s also screened online.