[Parentsgroup-list] small kids at graduation

Sebastian Velez svelez at oeb.harvard.edu
Mon Apr 20 13:31:04 EDT 2009


There was a discussion about this topic on this list a couple years
ago. Maybe worth a look into the archives.

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On Mon, Apr 20, 2009 at 1:26 PM,  <rose at fas.harvard.edu> wrote:
> All- Before giving you the information I know about graduation and children, I
> am confirming my understanding with the GSAS dean. I will get back to the group
> with the details.
> Susannah (Chair, GSAS Parents' Group)
>
> Quoting Alexander Van Zandt Akin <akin at fas.harvard.edu>:
>
>> Hello everyone-
>>   I will be graduating in June and participating in commencement activities.
>> I
>> have seen people in previous years take their small kids up on the stage with
>> them in Sanders Theater (the officiating committee even had little "diplomas"
>> to hand to the children). For most of the time I was writing my dissertation
>> I
>> was a stay-at-home dad while my wife worked to support us, so my daughter was
>> really an integral part of the process. I would love to take her up with me.
>> I
>> wonder if anyone on this list knows the logistics of how that works? Do you
>> have your child with you the whole time, or does she need a ticket with the
>> other members of the family? Does the school still smile upon this?
>>    Thanks for any advice!
>> -Alexander Akin
>>
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