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Collected Item: “The New Normal: A Virtual Graduation”

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The New Normal: A Virtual Graduation

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Screenshot

Tell us a story; share your experience. Describe what the object or story you've uploaded says about the pandemic, and/or why what you've submitted is important to you.

As a graduating senior, this email was sent to me by the Provost Office to notify me that this semester's graduation will be virtual. Ever since my freshman year of college, the idea of walking across the stage at my graduation always inspired me to try my best in all of my courses. My hard work and dedication was geared towards this big moment.

While it is admirable that St. Mary's is still looking at ways to celebrate their student's accomplishments in the safest way possible, it is still difficult to process that I'll be walking across my living room instead of a graduation stage.

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#coveryourfangs, HS3390, #classof2020, virtualcelebration, pandemicgraduation

Who originally created this object? (If you created this object, such as photo, then your name goes here.)

Office of the Provost, William Buhman

Give this story a date.

2020-09-24
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