Students Prepare for Their Final Days at Southeastern

Southeastern graduates wait in line to take their free cap and gown portraits and to buy their graduation attire. Photo credit: Jordan Reid

Southeastern’s Gamma Phi Beta hosted Grad Fair on Wednesday and Thursday to give graduating seniors the opportunity to prepare for their big day on May 13.

Students who attended Grad Fair were able to take their cap and gown portraits, purchase their commencement attire and order announcements to send out to family members. Students also had the opportunity to learn more about the graduate program and become part of Lion Legacy, a foundation of donors who help fund Southeastern activities.

Courtney Bruno, president of Lion Legacy, sits at a table to inform graduates about the opportunities of donating to Southeastern. Photo credit: Jordan Reid

“Lion Legacy encourages students to give back to the university that gave them their education. In turn for their donation, they become members of Lion Legacy and, depending on the amount donated, they will receive a shirt, graduation cord and a brick with whatever he or she wants inscribed to be laid in Friendship Circle the following homecoming,” said Courtney Bruno, president of Lion Legacy.

As the countdown towards graduation gets smaller, Grad Fair is just another checkpoint for seniors to their final days as Southeastern students.

“It’s the first time that I’m realizing that I’m actually graduating and it puts a lot of things into perspective for me,” said Mason Dauphin, a graduating Communication major.

Grad Fair is held every semester for graduating seniors to learn more about becoming a Southeastern alumni and to prepare for their graduation in December or May. Southeastern’s spring commencement will be held on Saturday, May 13 at 10:00 a.m. at the University Center on North Campus.


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