UCLA Announces Virtual Graduation, Students Express Outrage
UCLA announced Wednesday that its graduation ceremonies will be virtual, in an effort to contain coronavirus.
In a tweet, the university wrote that “the day does not define the journey”...
UCLA’s College commencement and all campus graduation ceremonies will be virtual this year, as we work to limit the spread of #COVIDー19 and protect our family and friends who would have joined us.— UCLA (@UCLA) March 19, 2020
Please remember: the day does not define the journey.https://t.co/sXLi3JVafZ
...and some students did not care for that framing one bit.
“The day does not define the journey” is the most insensitive and most disrespectful explanation that you could give to graduating seniors. Postpone graduation given the circumstances till summer or fall but it is not okay to think a virtual graduation is the only option.— Natalia (@shes_just_tali) March 19, 2020
"the day does not define the journey" is so upsetting and honestly insensitive— nicole (@californicole_) March 19, 2020
Imagine working all those years and being the 1st person in your family to go to college and get ready to graduate and then this??? Having a 1st generation college graduate can be a big deal for many families. I’m not a uni student by any means but I’d be upset.— 🦿🤽🏽♀️🦈🎮🏹 (@_LexLexington) March 19, 2020
UCLA pretty much gaslighting students and families at this point— Yerba Michael (@yerbamichael) March 19, 2020
The university has not responded as of yet.
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