Celebrate Graduation Virtually Without Risking Your Health

By The Colorado Department of Higher

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You’ve worked so hard, it’s time to celebrate your accomplishment! However, considering the impacts of COVID-19 on your college or university, it’s likely that you will be celebrating your commencement in a much different way. A commencement without an in-person ceremony and party with your peers and family can make us all feel as if we’re missing out. Here are some ways you and your loved ones can celebrate this milestone without putting yourself or others at risk:

Create A Graduation Montage

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Put together a video clip of all your favorite memories from your academic journey. Include pictures, songs and videos of your friends, and your favorite memories. Creating this video montage is a great way to honor and celebrate your hard work while reflecting on the amazing times you’ve experienced along the way. Don’t forget to share your video and memories with your friends and family, tagging those who were with you every step of the way. If you’re not the best editor, you can use apps such as Tribute to create your special video. The best part about a montage is you can look back at it with pride for years to come!

Host A Graduation Parade

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Live near a bunch of graduating seniors? Instead of a wild house party, organize a graduation day parade for you and your peers! Not only is this cost-friendly, but you also get to see your friends and family from a safe distance. Your entire neighborhood can join the fun and wave as you and the rest of the graduates drive-by with your caps and masks on.

Throw A Virtual Grad Party with your senior class

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Play virtual games with your graduation class! Zoom parties are all the rage this year, so shoot your senior class a grad party link. You can play virtual games or even have a virtual karaoke contest with apps like Smule. Take the party virtual this year to keep everyone safer at home.

Have A Cap Decorating Social Media Challenge

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Decorating graduation caps is one tradition that Coronavirus can’t stop. Make it a friendly competition between you and your peers by having a social media cap challenge. Create a clever hashtag so the entire graduation class can join in on the fun. Don’t forget to tag your school and show your alumni pride!

Create a Graduation Class Tik Tok

You don’t need to stay 6 feet apart for this activity! Join the viral Don’t Rush Challengeand include your graduating peers. You can send in your clips of you changing into your cap and gown while using props like a mock diploma, or your textbooks to create a graduation edition of the viral Tik Tok challenge. Don’t forget to share your compilation video to your social media pages and tag everyone who participated!

Watch A Virtual Commencement Ceremony with Family

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Commencement is a spirited event that every graduate looks forward to for their entire academic career. You’ve made it to the completion of your degree and your institution wants to celebrate your accomplishments, even If it’s not in-person. Here’s a virtual celebration the entire family can join in on even if they’re far away. Grab your graduation cap, and your entire family to watch your school’s virtual commencement celebration.



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