king roughly one class per semester online for six years, I recently completed work toward a masters degree in library and information science at San Jose State University.
Im not normally one for pomp and circumstance, but Im proud of this academic achievement, so I made the decision to fly back to San Jose in May to take part in graduation ceremonies in front of my family.
But when I looked into renting a cap and gown for the event, I was disappointed to find out that San Jose State does not offer any such option. I was instead directed to the Herff Jones website, where I discovered that the cap, gown, hood, and tassle I was required to wear would cost almost $150 by the time everything was shipped to me. This seemed like a lot to pay for garb I would wear one time for a couple of hours.