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Seniors reflect as five-part UNT graduation ceremony approaches

Seniors reflect as five-part UNT graduation ceremony approaches

Seniors reflect as five-part UNT graduation ceremony approaches
May 01
01:30 2014

Kresheera Helaire // Intern Writer

UNT’s Commencement Ceremony is rapidly approaching as the semester comes to an end. With thousands of graduating students, the ceremony breaks up the 12 colleges into five separate segments across two days.

Graduates will be divided in alphabetical order by their obtained degree and class rank. Students are instructed to wear business-professional attire underneath their cap and gowns, and guests are welcome to park at Fouts Field.

On Friday, May 9, the Doctoral and Master’s Ceremony will begin promptly at 3 p.m. at the Coliseum. The ceremony for students graduating from the College of Education and the College of Business will follow at 7 p.m.

Afterwards, all graduates and guests will be served refreshments in the Gateway Center Ballroom.

On Saturday, May 10, the College of Arts and Sciences will commence at 9 a.m., once again in the Coliseum.

The College of Visual Arts and Design, College of Merchandising, Hospitality and Tourism, College of Music and The Frank W. and Sue Mayborn School of Journalism will proceed with their ceremony at 1 p.m.

The College of Engineering and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service concludes UNT’s graduating class of 2014 with their 5 p.m. ceremony.

The Gateway Center Ballroom will serve refreshments from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

As Graduation Day nears, some seniors make last minute arrangements while reflecting on their experience UNT.

Developmental and family studies senior Kaylee Mackey aspires to be a private practice counselor and credits UNT as her guiding light.

“One thing that has really made me love UNT is that the faculty is so willing to help,” Mackey said. “I like to think of myself as a go-getter and they’ve really helped me get to where I want to be.”

Integrative studies senior Michael Moore felt that UNT gave him an opportunity to explore the many facets of his interests and personality.

“I’ve worked with so many different types of people here on campus,” Moore said. “I think that will serve me well in the future, that I’ve had so much experience with such a diverse population.”

He stated that he loved UNT’s atmosphere so much that he decided to attend Toulouse Graduate School as well.

English literature senior Amber Garcia said she enjoyed her time in school and looks forward to saying goodbye to stressful projects and lengthy papers.

Although her classwork and commute from Plano proved to be difficult at times, she felt inclined to offer advice to those behind her.

“I would advise underclassmen to work hard and not give up,” Garcia said. “There actually is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

Feature photo: The silhouette of a student waiting to graduate. Photo courtesy of MCT

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