Keep LA-Hort Graduation on Ambler Campus
To: The Dean of Tyler School of Art
We the students, alumni, and community of the LA-Hort program would like to respectfully request that the tradition of holding our graduation ceremony at Temple Ambler Campus be upheld. Many of us have spent the last 4 years attending classes at Temple Ambler and consider this campus to be our home. We work, study, learn, participate in clubs, and explore the beautiful arboretum all on this campus that we love. Many of us have played a large part in maintaining the gardens here, and we take great pride in them. Most of us have never set foot in the Tyler building and have had very few classes on the Main Campus. Students of Landscape Architecture and Horticulture have expected to graduate in Ambler, just as previous classes have at this campus for the last 102 years. We are a small community and want to say goodbye to one another and our professors in the intimate graduation ceremony we have been looking forward to. A graduation on Main Campus would feel irrelevant to us, and we are disappointed that this decision was made without our input. We believe that while there are still students who spend the majority of their academic career at the Temple Ambler Campus, a graduation at this campus should continue to be provided.
Thank you for your consideration in this matter.