TAMPA - Taking note of the popular form of social media photography known as the selfie, the higher-ups at USF are sending a message to the class of 2014: No selfies while receiving your diploma.
The missive was relayed via the school newspaper and email:
Congratulations to the Class of 2014! Graduation is an exciting time and one that should be celebrated with the dignity such a life milestone deserves.
We respectfully request that you refrain from inappropriate behaviors when you are on stage approaching President Genshaft and other dignitaries, including:
- Stepping - Strolling
- Marching - Selfies
The message goes on to encourage "a simple handshake" and sums it up this way:
Your refusal to abide by this request may result in disciplinary action and/or the withholding of your degree.
Be Respect-a-Bull, and Go Bulls!
Graduation ceremonies at the Tampa and St. Pete campuses will take place in early May.