Change the time of CUNY Hunter 2017 Graduation!
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Student Life at Hunter College has chosen a time (Tuesday, May 30th at 3:00 PM) for the 2017 Graduation Commencement Ceremony that prevents graduating seniors from attending THEIR OWN graduation.
They have scheduled a time that will conflict with (Shavuot) holiday observing Jewish students as well as students still taking finals. Many of the Jewish student's families observe this holiday and take great preparation in it. Many families do not spend this holiday at home, making it difficult for them and their families to attend graduation and also have enough travel time to arrive before the holiday begins that evening. Also, it is scheduled for the day after Memorial Day and many students will have to return from their break to return just for graduation. Graduation is a once in a lifetime experience for many students and their families. It symbolizes the accomplishment and reward for the hard work that students have dedicated as well as the sacrifice of resources and time that their families have devoted for this achievement. These are the candid moments that we deserve to take with our friends, classmates, and families.
The class of 2017 has worked extremely hard to earn their graduation and our voices deserve to be heard!
Please help and show your support for the class of 2017 by signing this petition. Every signature helps!
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