It almost looked like Ski-U instead of C-U in Boulder as 85,00 students received their degrees as snow fell at Folsom Field. Commencement speaker Savannah Sellers from NBC News and MSNBC made fun of the conditions. She told the grads: " I beg of you, don't go for the head if snowballs are coming up here." Ceremonies were shortened to let the grads and their families find someplace warm to celebrate. An estimated 20,000 people braved the cold to attend the graduation ceremonies.