Similar to last year in 2020, the university graduations in 2021 will look very different to the way they were run pre pandemic. Gone are the days of graduates filling up a stadium and accepting their awards on stage. The graduates usually get a cocktail party where there is a Melbourne Dj playing dance music and students get to dance, take photos and celebrate with their fellow classmates.
Melbourne DJ Hire worked at a university graduation at the start of the year which was held for the graduates from 2020. The university set up an outdoor, dining and lounge hub as well as a large stage for the musicians and presentations as well as a large dancefloor in front of the stage. It was a well organised event that had ample space for social distancing, there were many locations where students could take photos with their family and friends and the whole hub was set up with seating for guests to sit and enjoy their meals and drinks.
Since Melbourne is still under restrictions, we expect that university graduations will be held outdoors this year. Universities have ample space to set up these pop-up outdoor hubs as there is usually a field or square where university groups can hold events for students during the school year. University campus also have canteens, cafes and other catering facilities so catering will not be an issue either. It may be costly to set up a brand-new event space such as staging, seating and lighting. However, if the space has already been set up, each university department could use that space and the graduation events could be staggered throughout the week while staff clean and prepare the space for the next event.
With restrictions easing in a month, it looks very promising that university graduates will be able to celebrate their hard work at the end of the year and Melbourne DJ Hire are looking forward to providing the entertainment.