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Old 10-24-2017, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:12 AM
 
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Nope, I skipped mine (both undergrad and grad), no regrets.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:15 AM
 
Location: Grosse Ile Michigan
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I skipped undergrad and have no regrets. My parents insisted I got to my grad (law school) commencement so they could go. Otherwise I woudl have skipped that too. Glad I went, the speaker was good and I had a chance to have some final fun with some of my friends before they went off to home states or countries. They are pretty strict about keeping everything boring however. We were told among other things anyone throwing their hats in the air will be asked to leave - so we waited until the end.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:20 AM
 
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I was 30 when I finished up my MS degree and didn't go to my commencement. I was a full-time research employee at a University and got my Master's there going part-time over 2 and a half years. I defended my thesis in February and relocated from Arizona back to Pennsylvania, shortly after that. Come May and time for my commencement, I didn't fly 2000 miles back, they just mailed me my diploma. I don't regret not going, obviously if I was still living in Arizona at the time, I would have went.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:36 AM
 
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Yes, I do regret it. I skipped both high school and college graduations. Looking back from a more-aged perspective [60+] I think it would have been nice for my parents, and also as a way to have solidified relationships in school. Attending a class reunion many years later, talk about a graduation ceremony is a commonality many graduates have. If I had it to do over again, I would attend.
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Old 10-25-2017, 11:54 AM
 
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I was in army basic training for my HS graduation, and I never attended any of my college graduations. No regrets.
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Old 10-25-2017, 12:16 PM
 
Location: Richmond, VA
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Directing this to students graduating in their 30s & up...
I attended some but not all. Donít regret either choice. If youíve never gone to one and itís near you and feasible Iíd recommend doing it for the memory but any after that get superfluous.
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Old 10-26-2017, 06:52 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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Well I did not go for my 2-yr degree because I was transferring and it wasn't the end of the journey. I don't regret that. This time it feels like this is what I've been working toward for 5+ years and seems kind of anti-climactic not to go.

I also wanted my kids who are still at home to go and hopefully get motivated about college much earlier than I. The last two years were online classes for me and we have to travel about 5 hours to get to the university, get a place to stay, etc. I'm trying to decide if it's worth spending the money and time to travel. Not to mention, they will have to miss two days of school themselves to make the trip.

Thank you all for your input!
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:34 PM
 
Location: Texas
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Why wouldn't anyone go?
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Old 10-26-2017, 08:12 PM
 
Location: Arizona
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I skipped undergrad and have no regrets. My parents insisted I got to my grad (law school) commencement so they could go. Otherwise I woudl have skipped that too. Glad I went, the speaker was good and I had a chance to have some final fun with some of my friends before they went off to home states or countries. They are pretty strict about keeping everything boring however. We were told among other things anyone throwing their hats in the air will be asked to leave - so we waited until the end.
Would you have regretted skipping if your undergrad was your highest degree.
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