Volume 7, Issue 4
Most commencement exercises are rooted in tradition: wearing school colors, singing the alma mater, flying the campus flag, listening to the valedictorian’s speech, and marching in the staff-led procession. While these historic marks are part of many graduation ceremonies throughout the country, some colleges have their own quirky commencement traditions. Many schools have added a modern-day element, including East Carolina University, Hampton University, and the University of Pennsylvania, which encourage students to Tweet and follow updates on their mobile devices during the actual event. However, there are still others who go way beyond the traditional mortarboard and Pomp and Circumstance to give soon-to-be alumni a truly unique farewell. The team of expert counselors at IvyWise have handpicked five colleges that send students off in memorable fashion.
As June graduation nears, soon to be followed by departure to college, your student is getting ready to embark on the next leg of his or her academic and social journey. Commencement is truly an event to celebrate. Often, family and friends seek a way to both commemorate the occasion and prepare students for what comes next. The expert counselors at IvyWise have put together a list of graduation gift ideas that are sure to excite and inspire your graduating senior.