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Old 05-09-2018, 09:19 PM
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It surprises me that several graduation ceremonies weren't held, divided by major area of study and/or degree conferred. As stated above, graduating even half a class all-at-once would lead to a very long procession!
nope there were definitely multiple graduation ceremonies. I live in Gainesville and dealt with traffic all weekend surrounding campus. Not sure if links work here but, https://commencement.ufl.edu/schedulespring2018
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Old 05-10-2018, 08:22 AM
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Just this morning on the television news: a school is considering fining any family heard clapping during the graduation ceremony $1000.00+. Not sure what school fund the fines will go toward.
How the heck would they prove that it was the family? If you've got thousands of graduates and thousands of people in the hall, how do you prove the clapping for Joanna Michaels was done by family, friends, people she knows or it might even be people she doesn't like?
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My son's school did a good job with it. The student's name was announced before they entered the stage so the cheering, etc. was going on while they were walking to get their diploma holder, not after. It was done in time for the next name to be announced and the "celebratory" goofiness happened as they were leaving the stage, out of the way. It worked out very well. There was a family with an air horn which was ridiculous and a handful of grads were goofy the whole walk, but it wasn't many. None "strolled".
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