One of the many reasons I decided to stay for a while longer after final exams was graduation. I wanted to see my close friends and many of my brothers, including my big brother, graduate. It is a very emotional day with many happy tears. But before graduation even happens, there is what we call "Senior Week," an entire week of special plans and parties for the graduating seniors. The events range from a Wet N' Wild slide in front of one of the residence halls to a dinner cruise around the Hudson River. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend any of these events because I am not a senior yet.
In order to stay in my dorm room for senior week and graduation, I had to work the Baccalaureate and Commencement ceremonies. It was not bad at all — during Baccalaureate all I had to do, along with other volunteers, was hand out programs and guide people around. It was pouring that day so much that the sides of the oval were completely flooded. The rain came and went and then it came again, but that did not hinder the event. The event was accompanied by the Wagner College Choir, a nice treat.
The next day was the big day, graduation! Unlike the previous day, other students were in charge of distributing the programs to the guests. My duty was to greet people with a smile and guide them to their seats. Graduation began with a display of pipes and drums, followed by the Wagner College faculty and then the graduates.
Beautiful speeches were given and awards were distributed. By the end of the ceremony, everyone was eager to congratulate the new Wagner College alumni and take a million pictures.
I give my personal congratulations to all the graduates and I wish you all the best in life!