Quirky college commencements: Who has them, and what they mean
Boston Globe - 05/02/2016
Caps and gowns. The cornucopia of Latin phrases. Words of wisdom (Failure is good!) from a celebrated speaker. College commencements brim with time-honored traditions.
But at many local schools, graduates are also ushered into the real world with quirky, quaint, and symbolic rituals.
Boston University graduates celebrate by stepping or dancing on the BU seal on Marsh Plaza, an action regarded as bad luck for undergrads. Northeastern seniors, clad in graduation garb, traditionally ride the T to their TD Garden commencement.