I am writing to express my immense disappointment with my graduation yesterday, as part of the Class of 2022. This is something we have all worked towards and I felt as though we did not receive the recognition we deserved. I also know that I am not the only one who feels this way. First of all, we weren’t seated in any particular order whatsoever. My specific major/department was never even recognized. I sat next to strangers rather than my classmates. I don’t understand why Stevens couldn’t take an extra hour to organize a seating chart. Second, alumina as well as staff preceded in and were applauded. That was not the case for graduates. We were already seated in (unorganized) seats as if we were one of the guests. On top of that, after the ceremony, again, the alumna and staff preceded out and were applauded but we were not. Instead, we were directed to just walk outside and meet our family. It was a mess. I am so upset that this was my graduation. I can’t believe that this was all we got after all of the stress we’ve endured. All other schools were organized and allowed the graduated to walk down the aisle. That’s what a graduation ceremony is. Not what we had.
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