New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

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NYU Class of 2020’s Commencement That Never Was

Seniors share their thoughts about celebrating commencement in their own ways and their words to their fellow graduates.
Alejandra+Arevalo.
Alejandra Arevalo.

After seeing that many colleges were canceling their commencement ceremonies, NYU seniors were getting ready for the worst. When an email was sent saying that commencement was postponed indefinitely, their disappointment sank deep. But that hasn’t stopped them from commemorating their achievements from home. 

WSN talked to a handful of seniors about what they were looking forward to the most about commencement before it was postponed, the ways they will be celebrating graduation from home and their advice to their fellow classmates. 

Watch the video to hear their thoughts.

Email Alejandra Arevalo at [email protected]. A version of this article appears in the Friday, May 8, 2020, print edition. Read more from Washington Square News’ “While You Were Here 2020.”

About the Contributor
Alejandra Arevalo, Deputy Under the Arch Editor
Alejandra is a CAS junior double-majoring in Journalism and Sociology with a minor in Integrated Digital Media. She is a trained visual artist in several media, including sculpture and embroidery, but photography is her favorite. She was born and raised in Lima, Peru but now spends her days between college in New York, home in L.A. and traveling around the world. Follow her adventures on Instagram @travel.ale.
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