COLUMBIA - MU's graduations Friday and Saturday will fill hotels for one of their busiest weekends of the year. Many hotels in the area are completely booked throughout the weekend.
Hampton Inn and Suites off of Stadium Boulevard sold out of rooms for graduation weekend more than a year ago, and Comfort Suites on Business Loop 70 has been booked solid for those dates since October.
Heather Hargrove, general manager of the Holiday Inn Select, said no matter what the economical climate may be, it's nice to be able to count on events like graduation to always bring a busy schedule.
Hargrove also said big weekends like this are especially important when other months have seen less traffic.