Graduation is around the corner, and for seniors, that means one of the most anticipated weeks of the spring semester, senior week. Senior week, a week full of activities for the graduating class, is put together by representatives of the senior class and the office of campus life. Events will begin on April 20 and last through May 6. “Senior Week, which occurs at the end of each spring, is one of our favorite events in Campus Life. We love giving seniors the opportunity to celebrate their commencement, reflect on their time at LIU, and end their career in a fun and memorable way,” said Michael Berthel, director of Campus Life.
The kick-off to senior week will begin with the Senior Grad Fair on April 20 and April 21. The fair will take place in Hillwood Commons 11a.m. to 3 p.m. and will serve as a one-stop shop for graduating seniors. During the event, seniors can pick up their caps and gowns, take their senior pictures, purchase a yearbook or class ring, and learn more about post-graduation career and alumni services.
Events during senior week take place both on and off-campus, and there is something for everyone. Other events will include paint night on April 27 from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., grad cap decorating on May 4, a Mets game on April 30 and a movie and dessert night on May 1. “We are also bringing back some campus favorites such as the Senior Formal, the Alumni Sponsored BBQ, and the Senior Toast,” said Matt Blanar, manager of Student Programming & Promotions in the office of campus life. Tickets went on sale on March 14 and will also be sold at the events if seniors wish to only participate in select events. Seniors who are interested in taking part in these events can visit the Campus Concierge to purchase a ticket. Information on senior events and graduation can be found at www.liu.edu/post/commencement. Campus Life is also offering a senior package, which includes a ticket to the Senior Formal, Mets game, Paint Night and a yearbook for $160.