Commencement weekend kicked off at Slippery Rock University, May 5, with two ceremonies. First, cadets from SRU's U.S. Army ROTC program became officers with the rank of second lieutenant at a commissioning ceremony in the Smith Student Center Ballroom. Later that evening, the first of four spring commencement ceremonies occurred, as more than 350 graduate students had their degrees conferred in the graduate studies commencement ceremony. There will be three more commencement ceremonies, May 6. More information about this weekend's ceremonies is available online.