In person graduation

In person graduation

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Melina Fedele started this petition to SUNY Cortland and
  • The class of 2021 would like our commencement ceremony to be in person. There are several ways to be safe regarding covid guidelines. We get tested once a week, we sit in class 6 ft apart. We should be able to have a ceremony 6ft apart, outside on the football field(s), seperated times by major how it always is scattered across the week. There are several different locations on campus that we can have different ceremonies for too. The families could sit in the bleachers 6ft apart as well since it holds 8,000 people.  If that is too much to ask for, then the parents can be virtual and we can walk in person. It is not fair that SUNY Cortland took away our ceremony the DAY before we were supposed to get our tickets especially when the families already got a hotel a year in advance that is not refundable. It is going to be so hard watching so many other schools and friends across the country even in our own state have a normal graduation. This is the one single thing we looked forward to this year that felt semi-normal. We could easily have an in person ceremony following covid protocols including guests to submit negative results, or proof of vaccine. After all the pain, stress and sacrifice we have gone through this year, we deserve to celebrate 4 years of hard work and dedication , not to be congratulated by a screen. 
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