While this certainly doesn't make up for walking across the stage or having a graduation party with all of their friends one last time before moving on to the next adventure, it will at least give grads a smile for a few minutes!
If you're graduating from high school or college and mad at the coronavirus situation for robbing you of a once-in-a-lifetime experience, put that thought on pause for a sec. You're part of something unique, and the world wants to recognize that.
Students and parents were not happy about Boise State's plan to limit graduates to five tickets to watch the ceremony May 5th, and the school heard that loud and clear. They've changed the plan, and instead of one ceremony with the 5-ticket limit, the university will hold two ceremonies to accommodate everyone.
College graduation ceremonies can feel a little long, and your family might complain about having to listen to a list of names they don't recognize for two or three hours before yours is finally announced. But it's good to endure. If you skip the ceremony, you'll regret it.
These are the smartest of the smart. They are graduating seniors with GPAs of at least 3.8, they've earned stacks and stacks of honors, and they are finishing degrees in majors like business administration, biology, and health sciences.
Meanwhile, at work, we're watching giraffes have babies. We'd better take a break and honor these amazing students before they come after our jobs.