Delay not cancel Stony Brook University's 2020 Graduation Ceremony due to COVID-19

Delay not cancel Stony Brook University's 2020 Graduation Ceremony due to COVID-19

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Miranda C started this petition to Stony Brook University Administration and

This petition is to help push Stony Brook University to understand the gravity of taking the in-person 2020 commencement ceremony away from their students.  None of us could have foreseen that a global pandemic would hit the world, our country, and currently the state of New York, the way it has, but amid the darkness of this situation, we should rise above, and push to keep tradition in the midst of all the suffering the world is enduring.  Let all the Stony Brook students have a bright light at the end of this dark tunnel.

This petition is to formally counter Stony Brook University’s decision of an online ceremony replacement with a proposal to push back the commencement ceremony to a safe date, even if it is in September 2020.

I ask the university to remember their own commencement ceremonies, those swelling feelings of pride, excitement and anxious anticipation for the future that that moment brought to them.  I’m sure your graduation ceremonies were an exciting crescendo, and purposeful emotional finale to a long four years of hard work, no sleep, and the loss of their own personal blood, sweat and tears. I ask the university to understand just how important this is to their students. To understand there are all kinds of students here at Stony Brook.  There are single mothers, non-traditional students, first time college graduates in their familial line, and international students coming from all over the world to study with us.  please think about this before thinking an online commencement is by any means an adequate solution for all of the hard work and dedication your students put forth these past few years.

If you are a student, a parent, or even a local supporter of not cancelling, but delaying this year’s 2020 commencement please sign below, and know all of us students thank you!

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