I reluctantly went to my graduation convocation today. If it weren't for my family, I'd have skipped it without a doubt, because symbolic gestures like that don't mean much to me. People get oddly defensive and pushy when I say this, though. "But you've been studying for years just for this moment! It's the highlight of your academic career!"
Errm... No? And by academic career, you mean, my not-particularly-outstanding performance at a not-particularly-difficult major, where I had about a 50% attendance rate for my classes (maybe lower)? Plus convocation was on the campus where I had one course, so I wasn't exactly bidding the place a tearful farewell. Not that I would have for my main campus, either.
I got my piece of paper, so that's nice, I guess.