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Photos: Chair Rodeo readies Quad for Commencement

On Monday, May 14, Emory's Quadrangle will be filled with thousands of students, faculty, family and friends celebrating the university's 173nd Commencement. But first, they will need a place to sit.

The annual Chair Rodeo, held this year on Wednesday, May 9, is a popular Emory tradition drawing employees from across the university to help set up chairs for the crowd of approximately 15,000 expected to attend Commencement. Volunteers gathered from 9 a.m. to noon to place the chairs in hundreds of precise rows and zip-tie them together to keep them in place. 

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