How are you celebrating a graduation amid the pandemic? What readers told us.

With outdoor ceremonies and parties. Staying out of crowded restaurants. Via Zoom. And doing what we’ve been doing for a year: wearing masks.

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Here, one 2020 graduate took part in a masked selfie in front of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park last year.

Here, one 2020 graduate took part in a masked selfie in front of the Cloud Gate sculpture in Millennium Park last year.

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With the pandemic still limiting full-scale, in-person graduation ceremonies, we asked: How are you planning to celebrate the accomplishment of the young graduate in your family this spring?

Some answers have been condensed and lightly edited for clarity.

“My daughter is graduating from high school, and we will have an outdoors graduation. Limited tickets — but we’ll still celebrate afterwards outdoors as a family!” — Estell Clark

“Having an outdoor party. Mainly everyone has been vaccinated.” — Melissa Di Giacomo

“This momma is watching two graduate from college via Zoom. I’ll be popping a bottle of Champagne for each. They are both so amazing, and I’m so proud of their accomplishments.” — Melody Felton

“Emory medical. Having indoor commencement. Limited seating. Large screens outside for people unable to get in. They separated the graduation to keep crowd sizes small.” — Diane Ulrich

“Catholic school got approval from the archdiocese for graduation. Ceremony will be smaller. Masks required. Our party afterwards will be in the backyard. Most of the family is vaccinated.” — Pam Coz

“Pool party for her and her friends. Not spending money at any restaurant this year.” — Carl Loewes

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