“Commencement Kick-Off”, is mandatory for all graduates in order to graduate. For one of the first times in Cabrini’s history since I have been here has something been mandatory. Apparently, commencement kick-off must be important. Well, indeed people it is, it was the mark of roughly just three little weeks until the senior class of 2003 graduates.
Personally, I think commencement kick-off is a nice touch for prospective graduates. The bulletin that all seniors received both at school and at home regarding commencement entitled the event as a “one-stop-shopping” experience with visits from the Business Office, the Alumni Affairs Office and of course, the Financial Aid Office. Oh and please note seniors, the bookstore was also there to sell us more outrageously priced merchandise just one last time before the Alumni Affairs Office tried to drain us of all our cash before we even graduated.
All joking aside, commencement kick-off was a time to take care of any last minute strings that needed to be tied up. Many times students find it hard to do business with all of the necessary offices on campus because they are all over the place and not in one building. All of the major offices were on hand though in the same room to allow the students to check all records at once. This was extremely helpful and as a senior I would like to extend a thank-you to all those who were there for three days to help make sure we are prepared for our graduation.
Commencement Kick-Off was a time when we were able to say goodbye to the past and wave hello to the future by making sure that all preparations for graduation are taken care of. For just a couple of hours we glanced at what graduation will feel like in just a few weeks when we tried on that cap and gown.
The culmination of four very long and hard years is finally here and soon our time here at Cabrini will be through. Either you loved it or you loathed it, but which ever your decision may be today marks just 18 days before graduation. For the senior who didn’t realize graduation is so close or simply just doesn’t want to believe that it is, senior send-off, as it is also referred to, was like a nice kick in the butt just to get you moving towards the back lawn of the Mansion a little quicker!
Posted to web by Jamie Knobler