Commencement is more than walking across a stage. It is an opportunity for the graduating class to gather for the last time, a time to reflect on the blood, sweat and tears we put into earning our degrees. Our last chance to say goodbye and begin a new chapter of our lives. A virtual Commencement will pale in comparison to an in-person ceremony. That is why I am asking, as a member of the 2020 class, that the university reconsider their choice to hold a virtual graduation.