FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE)– It seemed Purdue Fort Wayne officials entered Wednesday’s graduation ceremony with a big problem after they published a concerning message on their commencement website:
“Any available regalia that we could obtain currently from other sources has been distributed. However, students who do not yet have regalia may still attend commencement and walk across the stage,” school officials said.
However, at Wednesday’s graduation, you couldn’t tell. Students were dressed in black and gold and looked excited to be graduating.
Geoff Thomas, the Senior Director of Media Relations at Purdue University Fort Wayne said, “it ended up being nothing.”
A few graduates had to borrow caps and gowns from other sources, but it was just a passing thought in the minds of the joyful graduates.