Columbia University announced Monday that it’s canceling its two main 2024 commencement ceremonies on May 15, and will instead hold “smaller-scale, school-based celebrations,” according to officials.

The move comes after weeks of pro-Palestinian protesters had to be forcibly removed and suspended after they refused to leave their encampment which sprouted on campus April 17, when around 50 tents were pitched by students demanding a ceasefire in Gaza. The students also insist that the university divest from companies they say could be profiting from war. Dozens of faculty members came out in support.