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Inquiring Minds Want to Know: 
9th-Apr-2009 05:31 pm
Eeyore
Poll #1380902 Graduation

Should I attend graduation (for my MA from NYU)--and pay all the attendant costs (cap and gown rental, etc.)?

Yes. You'll regret it if you don't.
5(31.2%)
No. Save the pomp and circumstance for when you get your PhD.
11(68.8%)
Comments 
9th-Apr-2009 10:22 pm (UTC)
I only went to my masters one because my parents wanted to see it & I needed to talk to my advisor.. And only went to my doctoral one because parents and sister wanted to see it! But I’m really not big on ceremonies…
9th-Apr-2009 10:27 pm (UTC)
I think you should go if you have family members who will come watch you. If your family won't be there, then skip it.
10th-Apr-2009 02:01 am (UTC)
Don't you sort of want to own a gown at some point? You're going to need one when you become a professor and are forced to attend the graduation ceremonies of your students. I bought my undergrad gown. There's also the issue of the tradition of colors based on where you went to school, etc. It's all a big confusing mess, though, so I'm not up on all the details.
10th-Apr-2009 02:13 am (UTC)
*laughs* The masters gown isn't the same as the doctoral gown.
10th-Apr-2009 03:55 am (UTC)
I'm sure you can tell what my answer was...!
10th-Apr-2009 11:21 am (UTC)
Depends for me on how expensive it is.

I'd think it would be a great ceremony to mentally finish your thoughts about your time there with a clear-cut full stop and some celebration to show that you did it well.

But then I have no idea as we have no official university ceremonies whatsoever over here when we finish our degrees.
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