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Old 11-05-2017, 06:44 PM
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Location: Hudson Valley, NY
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I'm in my 50's and didn't attend either my HS or college graduations. The whole cap and gown thing is for the benefit of the families. I have very little family and I might have had 1 person attend had I gone.
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Old 11-10-2017, 05:44 AM
 
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I was already in my transfer University after 2-3 years at community college (I was going part time), in my early 30's, when I found out I had met the requirements for a degree (I was not in a degree program, but the last year just taking pre-requisites for transfer). Even though I was out of CC and in my 4 year, you bet your butt I went back and walked in commencement. I had quit high school and I busted my butt to earn my 3.92 and wear that yellow sash. I was proud of myself and felt like I deserved that accolade.


My four year was a fancy graduation at the Academy of Music in Philly, and my family came to that. I wouldn't have missed it, I earned that walk.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:48 AM
 
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I went to my high school graduation because my parents insisted on it. My college graduations I skipped. I also got married by a JOP, not in a big wedding.

Obtaining the degrees and marriage license was important to me, but the rites were not. No regrets.
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Old 11-10-2017, 06:54 AM
 
Location: San Ramon, Seattle, Anchorage, Reykjavik
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Nope - skipped my undergraduate graduation to start a month long solo canoe trip in the Boundary Waters of Minnesota. I skipped the formal 'graduation' for my PhD for similar trip in the arctic. I'm not much for ceremony. I already achieved my goal.
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Old 11-10-2017, 10:42 PM
 
Location: California
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HS graduation was fun because it's a bunch of friends doing something. College may/may not be that way, depending on your situation. I've attended graduations when invited but I never look forward to going.
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