Archive for June 5th, 2008

Commencement 2008

Tomorrow is Commencement at MIT. I am volunteering for the first time. Yesterday, we had the “rehearsal”. I have never given any thought to the amount of work that goes into pulling this thing off.

How they line up ~2500 hyper graduates in an auditorium, march them roughly 4 blocks to Killian Court and then get them to cross the stage and end up with THEIR OWN diploma baffles my mind!

I’ll be working in the auditorium where the initial line up is. I’m responsible for the biology department. Please cross your fingers that there are not too many biology grads, as I’m told your group can range from 5 – 60 graduates to organize.

The good news is that they will got through two additional “check points” before they actually walk across the stage to receive their diplomas so I guess if someone from my group should be out of order, I won’t have to take full responsibility!

Wish me luck and wish for good weather, okay?!?!?!?!

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