(PCM) There will be quite a few distraught college students if this becomes a growing trend. Bryant University in Rhode Island recently made the announcement to its’ graduating class that “selfies” will be banned during their upcoming graduation ceremony.
The University especially does not want students snapping “selfies” of themselves while they are receiving their diplomas, as the officials feel it will slow down the entire ceremony.
The University also feels that the graduation ceremony is a special time for students and their families and that should be the true focus of the event. Their ultimate goal is to teach students that there is a time to connect and there are very specific times to disconnect.
Bryant University President agrees with the no “selfies” at graduation idea, and plans to allow students time to snap pics with him after the ceremony has come to an end.
Anyone that has ever had the pleasure of sitting through a college or even a high school graduation ceremony can certainly understand the need to move things along in a timely fashion, so we have to say this no “selfies” at graduation may not be such a bad idea after all.