I graduated from university in April of 2011.
My program was tough for a couple of reasons. One: it was night school, added on to working 50-60 hours per week. Two: I already work in the role I was being educated for, and sometimes had more knowledge than my professors. Three: Some of the students were competent, but some were complete morons.
I didn’t go to my convocation, graduation, or anything. I wrote my last exam and walked out of the building exhausted. I requested that my diploma be mailed to my house. I ignored all the emails from the school (including one from my last prof, looking for a job). I'm done, and just want to get on with my life. I didn't make lasting friendships, I didn't have a life-changing experience, I'm not moving into "a new, exciting workforce." I'm not twenty-one and moving out of my parents' house into my first shitty apartment.
When the alumni association started contacting me, I ignored them. I have no interest in maintaining a connection with the school. After 12 months, I received an email which threatened to stop contacting me if I didn’t reply to their requests for updates to my status and contact information. Great, finally.
They have just started contacting me again, for a “where are they now” webpage. And they’re starting to get annoying.
Maybe I should start making stuff up? Like the Unibomber responded to his Harvard Alumni request – “the state of California has awarded me 7 life sentences for my accomplishments…” hahaha