Last week’s opening ceremony at the University of California, Berkeley was a disappointment to many students, many of whom could not take their seats before the ceremony. SFGate reported.
Thousands of students had to enter through only a few metal detectors.
The sound was “muffled”, SFGate said many students could not hear. Many students left their seats to chat with friends, leaving many seats empty.
“It was very difficult.” Angica Pai, the speaker at the ceremony, said people leave during the speeches. “As far as I heard, it wasn’t because people were saying, ‘Well, I’m sad.’ I want to go … people really couldn’t hear it. “
A university spokeswoman said: “Overall, it was a very successful event – members of our community were happy to celebrate in person, and ultimately there were relatively few complaints. It was one of the most successful start-up ceremonies we’ve ever had. “