By Talia Charlton
As the spring semester comes to an end, LIU Post students prepare to take finals and look forward
to the promise of summer vacation now lingering off
in the distance, getting a little bit closer each day. For graduating seniors, the end of the semester is a time of celebration, as students come together in their last few days as undergraduates, finishing final assignments and spending all the time they have left with their friends before commencement.
Seniors are given the opportunity to celebrate all their hard work and dedication they have put into the last four years, with the coming of Senior Week from April 29 to May 3. Senior week is seven days of fun-filled activities concluding what is left of the spring semester, and providing graduating seniors with the opportunity to spend time with friends off campus.
This year’s Senior Week includes the Commencement Ball held on Tuesday, April 29, a Yankees game at Yankee Stadium, held on Wednesday, April 30, an NYC dinner cruise held on Friday, May 2, and a trip to Six Flags on Saturday, May 3.
“I actually did not know anything about Senior Week until another student told me about the activities,” said Andria Lynn Osler, a senior Public Relations major. “It really sucks because I would have loved to participate in the events, but the detailing about where to pick up tickets and how much each event costs was very vague.”
Tickets were available for purchase at the concierge desk in Hillwood Commons until Friday, April 18. The cost of each event varied, and students were able to pick and choose which events they wanted
to go to, or if students wanted to attend all events, they were able to purchase all tickets for a special package discount of $150.
The ticket prices for commencement ball cost $65, the Yankee game taking place on cost $35, the NYC dinner cruise cost $65 and the Six Flags trip cost $25. Transportation from campus for each event is provided to seniors participating in the activities of Senior Week.
“I really like the idea of Senior Week. It makes me excited to know I am graduating,” said Sang Geun Yoon, a senior Journalism major. “I am happy that this is the way I will be able to spend time with my friends before the semester is over. Lots of fun, no stress.”
For students who may have missed the deadline to purchase tickets for Senior Week, do not fret, as this is a time to celebrate yourself and your accomplishments throughout your years at Post. Enjoy the time left with friends, no matter what activities you participate in, the week before graduation. This year’s commencement ceremony will be held on May 9, 2014 under the big tent on the Great Lawn at 11:30 a.m. Congratulations, class of 2014!