Compiled By Jada Butler
Tickets are on sale at the Campus Concierge in Hillwood Commons for the senior events for 2019. From attending a Yankees game to a senior formal, there is much in store to send off the class of 2019.
Seniors attended the senior grad fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday, April 16 and Wednesday, April 17 in Hillwood Commons. Seniors picked up their caps and gowns, took senior photos, ordered class rings from Balfour Rings, learned about alumni giving through the Employer and Alumni Engagement office, and met with members of LIU Promise and the bookstore.
Students who did not order their cap and gown before the March 15 deadline can still purchase them during the fair on Wednesday until 3 p.m. Undergraduate caps & gowns are $64.83, master’s are $99.35, and doctoral are $120.88. Students must be in good financial standing to pick up their cap & gown, and can pay by cash, credit card, or checks made payable to Barnes & Noble.
A senior formal will be held on Thursday, April 18 at Jericho Terrace from 7 p.m. to midnight. Seniors can dress their best for a night of dancing and glamour. Tickets include a cocktail hour, a dinner, and an open bar. Tickets are $60 for LIU students and $75 for non-LIU students and can be purchased at the Campus Concierge desk in Hillwood Commons. Campus shuttle transportation to the formal will leave from Hillwood Commons at 6 p.m.
For seniors seeking jobs, the Promise office will hold a resume review night on Tuesday, April 23 in Hillwood Commons room 270. Promise coaches will work with students to fine-tune their resumes so they can stand out in the job market. “The best tip we can give is to keep it [the resume] to a page,” Matthew Blanar, associate director of LIU Promise, said. “Employers don’t need to see everything you’ve done, instead think of this document as a tool to market yourself and put your best information forward to help you get the job.”
Seniors can visit the Blue Point Brewery in Patchogue, NY, on April 27. There are no tasting packages for Blue Point Brewery, but free transportation is available from Hillwood Commons and departs at 4:30 p.m. On May 4, seniors can enjoy live music and six wine tastings at the Baiting Hollows Winery in Calverton at 1 p.m. Tickets are $15 and transportation is available for students from Hillwood Commons at 12:30 p.m.
Members of LIU Promise are offering free headshots for students to use for their LinkedIn accounts or for other professional purposes on Monday, April 29. The photographers will be available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Hillwood Commons lobby. Headshots will be taken on a white background, so students are recommended to avoid wearing white tops.
The Promise office is collaborating with the Employer and Alumni Engagement office to co- host a career readiness fair for seniors hunting for jobs. Seniors are advised to bring copies of their resume and cover letter for a review with Promise coaches. Members of employee and alumni engagement will help seniors navigate the job search process through handshake. Free LinkedIn headshots will also be offered. The fair is on April 30 during common hour in Hillwood Commons.
Graduating seniors can decorate their grad caps to symbolize their years at Post. A grad cap decorating event is open to all graduating seniors on May 1 in the End Zone during common hour.
There will be a special movie night hosted by Promise in the Gold Coast Cinema in Hillwood Commons on May 2. They will be showing the movie “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.”
Seniors can spend a night of fun and games at Dave & Buster’s in Westbury on May 3 starting at 6 p.m. Tickets are $40 and include food, two drink tickets, and one game card per ticket.
To end the senior week events, graduating seniors can gather for a senior toast lead by members of the Promise office in the Winnick Mansion at 8 p.m. on May 9.
Seniors wishing to make the Green & Gold Graduation Pledge of Social and Environmental Responsibility can do so at any senior event. The pledge, according to the liu.edu website, invites seniors to make a promise to evaluate the broader consequences of any job they take. This is the ninth year that students can volunteer to take the Green and Gold Pledge.