|Note of Interest: U of T's convocation ceremonies take place in Convocation Hall, which is actually considerably grander than panel 1 indicates. Some poor undergrads have classes in Con Hall. We're talking classes with a thousand people in them. *Shudder*|
|Monday, June 7, 2010|
|Panel 1: At
U of T's Convocation Hall, the convocation ceremony is underway.
Graduands line up, waiting for their time on stage as crowds of friends
and relatives watch.|
Panel 2: Out in the foyer after having convocated, Barbara approaches Casey.
Barbara: Ten seconds shaking hands with people in silly hats, and it's all over.
Casey: Aren't you going back to your seat?
Barbara: Yes. I was just taking a moment to let it all sink in.
Panel 4: They head back into the hall.
Casey: You mean the fact that you have the right to wear a silly hat now?
Barbara: You're really beginning to get me.
Alt-Text: Unfortunately, the U of T doctoral hat is less silly than most; it's just a mortarboard with a red tassel, and it's not even part of the outfit new Ph.D.s wear to convocation.
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