For members of Penn State’s Graduating Class of 2020, the start of the Pandemic meant they didn’t get to have the Pomp and Circumstance of a Graduation Ceremony. That is, until this past Saturday. 2 years after they should have, the 2020 Class got their long promised Graduation Ceremony, a 2 year journey that began with a Spring Break that never ended. One Graduate saying: “It was March of 2020, we were on Spring Break and we got the call that we weren’t going back to School. We were going home for just a couple of weeks and it ended up being the rest of the Semester.” Another Graduate saying: “I extended my Spring break because I thought it was going to be a small delay, not that it was a Semester-ending On-Campus delay.”
Now, back on campus, the chance to finally celebrate and reminisce. Although this Class lost a lot, this weekend provided the chance to celebrate as they continue the journey of the rest of their lives.