Hundreds of UC Merced students receive their degrees

May 20, 2013 12:23:42 AM PDT
The university held its second commencement ceremony Sunday morning. The first one took place on Saturday.

This is the first time U.C. Merced has ever held two ceremonies because of the growing number of students. Administrators say more than one thousand graduates took part in the campus's eighth commencement exercise. That's the most in the university's history, and 48 percent more than last year.