With in-person graduation ceremonies cancelled, finance major Kaleb Smith had low expectations for the end of his senior year. But now, on the eve of Boise State’s online ceremony, Smith says he’s looking forward to it.
“It's still graduation day, right? And I didn't really expect to feel as excited as I do,” said Smith.
Before his campus graduation was cancelled, Smith was prepping dinners and festivities with relatives from out of town. Now, the soon-to-be grad is planning to stream the event from his family home in Coeur d’Alene and he’ll share the link with loved ones who can’t visit.
He said although his commencement will look a little different than he expected, he is happy Boise State found a way to still make the day feel special.
“With the digital celebration, I think I will get that closure even if it isn't the same,” said Smith.
Boise State is planning a tentative in-person ceremony this December. Nearly 2,800 students will get their diplomas this semester. The virtual graduation begins Saturday, May 9, at 10 a.m.
You can find more information about the virtual ceremony here.
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