Editorial: UConn should give the seniors the send off they deserve

By editorial board• May 5, 2017 • 6:02 A.m.

As final exams begin to come to a close and the campus begins to empty for the summer, there seems to be a nervous energy lingering around every senior anxiously awaiting commencement weekend. After four long years, the hard work has paid off for those able to don a cap and gown and walk across the stage at graduation. It is finally time to relax.

Unfortunately for many, this is not the case. While some can breathe a sigh of relief that their last assignments have been submitted and their final Scantron sheets have been bubbled in, some spend the time leading up to graduation day anxious not because of the ceremony ahead, but because they still have an exam to complete less than 12 hours before they walk. Graduation should be a time for students to enjoy themselves and look back on all of their accomplishments, not to be inundated with unnecessary stress from exams, which is why UConn must add some amount of break time between the end of finals and commencement.