Just wanted to know if any other Osteopathic schools have a "requirement" to attend commencement in order to graduate. I have a family issue I am going to need to attend to during my commencement, and was told that in order to receive my diploma, it was required to attend graduation. My problem with it is this: Isn't graduation intended to be a time to commemorate/celebrate the achievement of the students? As a result, shouldn't it be my right to not attend if I don't want to? I don't recall there ever being this type of requirement for my undergraduate class. I have an aunt that attended UCSD medical school and from what I can recall her telling me, less than 50% of her class showed up due to apathy. As I get closer and closer to graduating, I am thankful that I finishing my relationship with COMP and look fwd to the day that I don't have to deal with their administration and nonsensical policies any longer. Any thoughts on this, current COMP students or other Osteopathic students?