Graduation: a Home Run

CSU students give their input on in-person commencement

By: Dina Usanovic

Cleveland State University is set to hold the 2021 commencement ceremony at Progressive Field. This is the first in-person graduation since the pandemic hit in March 2019, By: Maddie Saines

Cleveland State University recently announced that the spring 2021 graduation ceremony will be held in person at Progressive Field. This announcement was largely welcomed by the student body, as there has been controversy over whether graduation would be held in person, or at all. With the uncertainty of the past year, an in-person ceremony seems like a light at the end of the tunnel.

Seniors have claimed that they are “so excited,” and “super thankful” for the opportunity to take part in the in-person graduation. Some even claim that they are happy “for their parents’ sake.” This sentiment extends beyond the senior class, with underclassmen claiming they “really hope the seniors get what they deserve… they worked hard.” 

Most students are thrilled with the option to walk across the field to accept their diploma, hopefully on the home plate, as one student puts it. However, there are a few individuals who are not impressed with the Progressive Field graduation. In fact, one student claims he “wouldn’t walk if [he] could.” Overall, the in-person graduation at the stadium has been warmly welcomed by the student body, and many people are impressed with the administration’s solution for this year’s graduation and are excited about this incredible opportunity.