Seniors, before permanent vacation prepare for graduation

Danielle Kreider
News Editor

Graduation Festival 2013 is geared towards seniors who are graduating in May’s commencement ceremony.
Graduation Festival 2013 is geared towards seniors who are graduating in May’s commencement ceremony.

Calling all seniors! Ready to graduate? On February 18 and 19 representatives from several vendors were at the University Store to assist May 2013 graduates with their graduation essentials. Vendors present were The Senior Gift Office, Jostens (rings and announcements), Oak Hall (caps and gowns), Graduate Studies Office, MU Ticket Office, Career Services, Alumni Office, Church Hill Classics, and PSECU.
The University Store was having an instant-win prize drawing for seniors which consisted of winning MU journals, MU alumni ornaments, MU alumni mugs and thermos, and the big prizes were diploma frames and cap and gown giveaways.
Senior, Anne Shaffer, was one of the lucky few to win the Church Hill Classics diploma frame.
“I originally wasn’t going to go, but was convinced otherwise by a friend, and it turned out in my favor,” stated Shaffer.
John D’Orta, cap and gown coordinator for Oak Hall was more then helpful to the soon-to-be graduating seniors. If any student missed their opportunity to order their cap and gown during the graduation festival, visit the Student Services, Inc. website at studentservicesinc.com to place their order online. Students should be placing an order for the cap, gown, hood and tassel. Payment for the items will be due at the time of pick-up at the University Store. Pick-up for cap and gown packages will be available starting on May 6, 2013.
Commencement will be held Saturday, May 18 at 10 a.m. at Biemesderfer Stadium, as long as there is no inclement weather. General seating for outdoor commencement does not require a ticket, special needs guests will require a ticket. The commencement rain plan allows for three tickets per graduate, and the location would be in the Pucillo Gymnasium.
Also present at the event was the Millersville Alumni Association whose purpose was to acquire graduates permanent addresses to let the new alumni know about upcoming MU activities. MU Graduate Studies Office was handing out graduate school catalogs to inform students of the programs offered here.

John D’Orta, Hall Oak representative and an Alumni Services staff member are seen pictured at the Graduation Festival.
John D’Orta, Hall Oak representative and an Alumni Services staff member are seen pictured at the Graduation Festival.

PSECU, credit union, was giving MU graduates their last chance to sign up for an account without any start-up fees. They were also handing out pocket calendars for the 2013-year. Another great discount that was being offered to seniors was 40 percent off their class ring selection from Jostens.
A novel idea this year for the Senior Class Gift is a way for seniors to contribute to the gift by participating in the 5K run which will be held in April. For this event the Senior Class Gift Office will be partnering with the Wellness Program, which will host the glow run, which will be held at night. Also, seniors are now able to vote for the Senior Class Gift. Voting for the gift commences on February 28, to do so visit www.surveymonkey.com/s/WVXJDZD to vote. To receive additional information about the Senior Class Gift and on the 5K run visit www.mville.us/senior.