As June comes to an end and July begins, one college after another has been trying to make graduation special for those about to leave school in this strange year.
For example, each graduate at China University of Geoscience in Beijing received a ring as a memento of their years on campus. Designed by their alumni, the rings are made of silver galvanized with gold, and have the name and school ID of the owner engraved on the inside.
Graduates at Harbin Normal University got a practical service —an engineering automobile that ships the luggage from their dormitory buildings. According to reports, the engineering automobile can stretch 28 meters high and take luggage from the window; all the graduates needed to do is to pack and put their bags and boxes on the platform of the auto.
Nanjing Agricultural University designed graduation blind boxes featuring their school mascot as gifts for graduates. The school said: In this special graduation season, we would like to use the blind boxes to remind every graduate that even if the road ahead is full of unknowns, please believe that there will always be delightful surprises in the future.
Especially, in order to cope with the COVID-19 epidemic, many universities have taken corresponding measures.
In view of the current epidemic prevention and control situation in Beijing, Tsinghua University adopted a cloud graduation ceremony, which is the first time in the history of the university.
Graduates who are currently at the school participated the ceremony outdoors in different location according to their departments, and graduates who were not at school participated online.
Hunan Normal University issued a notice saying that the 2020 graduates who could not attend the graduation ceremony due to the epidemic situation can participate in the graduation ceremony of any year in the future, to make up for any regret they might have that they could not attend the graduation ceremony.
At the graduation ceremony of Fudan University, the well-known doctor Zhang Wenhong during the epidemic, was selected as a good teacher in my mind by undergraduates.
Due to the epidemic, some graduates could not get to their university, graduates found their own creative ways to get together for a group photo. Photoshopping group photos has become a common practice.
In Jiangsu university of Science and Technology, students even made cutouts for their absent classmates and took group photos with them.
Many schools also hold their graduation ceremonies in various creative ways. The president of Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications even turned the tassels online. With the help of a robotic team, graduate students were connected through the cloud, so that they could accept degree awards on the spot.
The Communication University of China held the Cloud Graduation Ceremony on a 1:1 replica of its campus in the game Minecraft.
This graduation season is bound to be very special. Maybe there is no grand graduation ceremony or group photos, but colleges and universities in their own way tried to make graduation special for their graduates.
Wish all graduates may enjoy a bright future!