UNT Graduation Change
The new University of North Texas President, Neal Smatresk, is changing graduation ceremonies starting May 2015. The format to be had is now a single university wide commencement at the Apogee Stadium where graduates will not only be unable to walk the stage, but they will be seated and be recognized according to degree plan, not college (i.e. Doctoral, Master's, Bachelor). The only time our names are to be called is at a "College Recognition Ceremony" held at different times and venues throughout campus. Due to this once a year ceremony, future graduates achieving their goals in the Summer and Winter semesters will be forced to wait until May to walk the stage. UNT is asking us, and our families, to attend an extra unnecessary event in order to achieve the full graduation experience. Sign this petition to keep the oldie, but goodie, way of celebrating our academic success. We all deserve to graduate next to the people we worked so hard with, at the Coliseum, the way it's always been.