COLLEGE STATION — From December 10 through the 19, Texas A&M will hold graduation ceremonies on campus.
”Graduation to me really means just another step forward I plan on going to law school next year so it’s really just more of a stepping stone to get me where I want to be eventually,” said John Debenport accounting major class of 2021 at Texas A&M.
Graduation is a time for families to come together in celebration.
”I think graduation is more of a kind of a thing for family and just especially so they can see you and kind of gather around in your accomplishments, especially because I feel like I wouldn’t be here without my family,” said Debenport.
Students like Rosemary Garrett came into the school year looking forward to her senior year, not sure what it would look like due to the pandemic. But Wednesday news from the provost office announcing in-person commencement shows A&M's commitment to its students.
”My last year at A&M I was really excited to do a lot of things like get the ring you know, and I think A&M has handled that very well so far and finding ways to accommodate,” said Rosemary Garrett, Public Health major class of 2021 at Texas A&M.
The university will host 15 in-person graduating ceremonies
”It’s like exciting because it makes me feel like A&M also wants to celebrate us and stuff like that and so it makes me feel like the university is looking out for us and wants the best for us,” said Garrett.
Seniors from spring 2020 who missed their commencement ceremonies will also now get a chance to walk across the stage at the beginning of spring semester February 2021.
”A lot of my friends were seniors last year and so it was really heartbreaking I was on spring break with a couple of seniors when we got the news and it was just lots of tears,” said Garrett.
Now many will get to experience that surreal feeling of walking the stage, turning their tassel and moving on to the next chapter of life.
Business, engineering, and liberal arts are just a few of the colleges that will have students graduate in December at the reed arena.