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, Under the Arch Deputy Editor

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.”