I graduated from UNC way back in the last century, but I still remember the commencement ceremony. Frisbees, beach balls, running and sliding on the football field, “Hi Mom” signs, etc. etc. I think that there was a speech (actually, I know that there was—I’m pretty sure that I was the only person paying attention), and I believe we were supposed to stay in line during the procession.
In light of that memory, I thought that the following document from UNC’s commencement in 1859 was very interesting.
Remember: “Canes must not be used in applauding the speakers.”