In a few weeks, thousands of graduates will celebrate a long journey of academic and personal successes. The West Virginia University Alumni Association and the WVU Division of Student Affairs are pleased to invite our graduating seniors to a “reunion” at their new alumni home The Erickson Alumni Center.
The Senior Send-off: A Zero-Year Reunion offers a chance for our newest graduates to reminisce about their time at WVU and celebrate with good friends, while enjoying food, beverages, entertainment by Jackson Monsour and prizes, including football and basketball tickets. The event, open to all graduating seniors, will take place on Thursday, April 26, from 5-8 p.m. at The Erickson Alumni Center.
“Each year the Division of Student Affairs and the WVU Alumni Association enjoy providing this special celebration for our graduating seniors,” said Ken Gray, vice president for Student Affairs. “It is wonderful to talk to students and hear about their experiences at WVU. This has become a signature event for our graduates where they can enjoy their last days on campus. We hope they will take the opportunity to join us for this unique celebration.”
New to the event this year is an opportunity for seniors to “cap off” their time at WVU in a special way. Seniors can bring their graduation caps to the event with them and add a little glitz and creativity to their caps. A booth will be set up inside the building where they will be able to use their artistic abilities to create special messages or make their caps stand out.
Not only does the reunion serve as a celebration of graduation, but it is an opportunity for seniors to see their first glimpse of life as WVU alumni. The WVU Alumni Association recently created a new grad webpage to offer insights into life after WVU, as well as offer tips on how to stay connected to their alma mater, no matter where they may live. Additionally, graduates can participate in a New Grad Scavenger Hunt, which will offer special insights into the campus while earning them a chance to win a new 4G 32 GB iPad 3. The hunt runs from April 12-26 (the winner will be drawn at the reunion).
“WVU graduates are always connected by a special bond we share as Mountaineers,” said Stephen L. Douglas, president and CEO, WVU Alumni Association. “We hope that as they begin the next leg of their journey, our newest graduates will continue to stay engaged and involved in the life of West Virginia University. And being a part of the Alumni Association offers that lifetime connection.”
This is the 13th year the event has been held. The Senior Send-off: A Zero-Year Reunion is a free event for graduating seniors. For more information, visit http://senioryear.experience.wvu.edu/ or contact Student Affairs at 304-293-5811 or the WVU Alumni Association at 304-293-0972.
Contacts: Tara Curtis, WVU Alumni Association
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