The traditional ceremony (this year is the 193rd edition) had not been held since 2019 due to the pandemic. The ceremonies were virtual in 2020, and last year graduates proceeded across the Lawn on the way to ceremonies held in Scott Stadium.
“This is amazing,” said Sidnea Strelser, a statistics and biology double major from Northern Virginia. “It’s awesome to see everybody coming out to celebrate and getting to reunite with friends for one last time.
“It’s cool to see some people who maybe I was friends with first and second year, but then the pandemic hit and we stopped running into each other, and now it’s like we’re running into each other again.”