Graduation Countdown

Reality check--graduation is on May 5, that's almost one month from now. According to the official countdown, 30 days is the exact number. 30 days, and that's including weekends and exam days.  This is a number that is as daunting as it is exciting.  It will be an awesome experience to gather with the senior class for the last time to receive our diplomas, bid farewell to UNC Asheville and each other, and begin a new chapter of our lives.  On the other hand, after May 5, we will no longer be UNC Asheville students, a bittersweet reality that we will bear with us s we join the ranks of the alumni.  Yesterday, I picked up my cap, gown, and tassel from the school bookstore, and got an e-mail detailing the activities for seniors in the coming weeks.  Tomorrow we will have the 29 Days 'til Commencement Senior Lunch on the Quad.  In previous years, I have wondered what this cook out was all about, and now I finally get to experience it for myself.  If I can remember to bring my camera tomorrow, I'll take some pictures to share.  Other senior events in the past few weeks have included Senior Movie Night  (classic Ferris Bueller's Day Off at the Asheville Pizza & Brewing Co.) and Grad Fair, which was a one-spot stop for everything related to graduation and post-grad events.  I've included the final senior agenda below in case you're interested in getting a greater look at what we seniors have been up to as we prepare to say goodbye to UNC Asheville.

Senior Class Events


Grad Fair for May 2012 Gradutating Seniors

Mark your calendar for Tuesday, March 20, because Grad Fair is an event you don't want to miss.
Grad Fair is an all-in-one event where graduating seniors receive their cap and gown, order commencement invitations, shop for a class ring, receive career advice, learn about services provided by the Alumni Association and even take a break to enjoy a snack.
Because Grad Fair is the all-in-one stop for graduating seniors, anyone planning to graduate in May 2012 is highly encouraged to attend. Grad Fair will begin at 10 a.m. and will go until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 20.
Grad Fair will be held in Room 417 of the Sherrill Center in conjunction with the UNC Asheville Career Center's Internship & Job Fair. Visit the Senior Class webpage for more information on these important events.
Grad Fair
Tuesday, March 20
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Room 417, Sherrill Center

Senior Movie NightFerris Bueller's Day Off movie poster.

Your votes are in and the winner is....Ferris Bueller's Day Off.
Make plans to join other UNC Asheville seniors for a FREE Senior Movie Night on Thursday, March 22 at the Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company's Merrimon Avenue location.
Be sure to check out the Senior Class Board's mock trailer for Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Watch closely and you'll see some familiar faces from UNC Asheville.
Senior Movie Night
Thursday, March 22
Doors Open at 9:30 p.m.
Movie Starts at 10 p.m.
Asheville Pizza & Brewing Company

Professional Development & Real World Event Series for Seniors

Your coverletter and job resume are not the only tools you need for life after college. Be sure to attend one, two or all of the upcoming events that will be focusing on professional development and lessons for life after college.
Odds & Ends of the Real World
Friday, March 16 (updated)
2:30-4 p.m. (updated)
Room 223, Highsmith University Union
Sponsored by the 2012 Senior Class Board and the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
Click to download the presentation.

The Office of the Real World
Monday, March 19
6-7:30 p.m.
Room 143 (Grotto), Highsmith University Union
Sponsored by the 2012 Senior Class Board and the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
Dress for Success
Monday, March 26
7-8:30 p.m.
Room , Highsmith University Union
Sponsored by SAIL and the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
Real World: Love Your Money
Tuesday, March 27
4-5:30 p.m.
Owen Hall Conference Center
Sponsored by the 2012 Senior Class Board and the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.
Moving on from College: The Real World
Tuesday, April 10
3:30-5:30 p.m.
Room 159 (Alumni Hall), Highsmith University Union
Sponsored by the 2012 Senior Class Board and the UNC Asheville Alumni Association.

29 Days 'til Commencement Senior Lunch

Cooking Grill
Take a break from studying, final papers, and senior projects. The Senior Class Board invites all seniors graduating in May to a FREE celebratory lunch on Thursday, April 5.
Lunch will be served from noon until 1:30 p.m. in Curry Courtyard located beside Phillips Hall. This is fun opportunity to relax and spend time with fellow May graduates.
Be sure to wear your Class of 2012 T-shirt to this senior event!
29 Days 'til Commencement Senior Lunch
Thursday, April 5
12-1:30 p.m.
Curry Courtyard, Phillips Hall


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