Every May, thousands of graduating seniors from eight different colleges walk across the stage at CSUN’s Commencement ceremony to receive a personal handshake and their degree as friends and family cheer them on in this college ritual.
Yet not all family and friends can attend due to geographic and transportation barriers. Several years ago, they would have been out of luck. Today they can watch it live in their own homes thanks to technology which enables digital streaming of the event live.
Paul Schantz, from Student Affairs, runs the Commencement website and manages streaming. “In the six years I’ve been here, viewership has increased dramatically, primarily because of increased promotion,” he says.