Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Fellow Seniors:

Knowing that there are exactly 2 weeks left of class in this semester, and also knowing that this is my last semester, I have deduced for the umpteenth time that I am graduating oh-so soon.

If you are in the same predicament and are also failing to realize it, here are some reminders for what you should be doing now:

1) Take Senior Pictures. You and your kin will likely want to remember who you were when you finished here, so have some professional pictures taken of yourself. If you choose not to buy them, they will still be placed in the yearbook to commemorate your college career. Schedule an appointment online. Here's more information from the office:

Walk-ins are more than welcome and operate on a first-come, first-served basis. The photographer will be taking portraits all week long from 9:00 am – 6:00 pm with the last sitting at 5:30 pm. The April 23 - May 11 session is the last of Senior Portraits sitting for the year. If your friends haven't gotten their portraits taken by the 11th, they won't make it into the yearbook!

2) Buy the Blue & Gold Yearbook. If you can afford textbooks you can surely handle just one more pricey book. You ought to keep at least one book that you'll actually enjoy reading later on, and this could be it.

3) Graduation Fair. Be sure to pick up convocation tickets, caps and gowns, and various other items such as personalized graduation announcements, class rings, and diploma frames. This is going on 10a-4p today, Wednesday, and Thursday on Lower Sproul.

4) Plan on Attending Commencement Convocation. I am amazed at how many of my friends are planning on skipping this graduation event. It's the best time to celebrate graduation together with friends from outside your major. Also, you might as well take advantage of the one time Berkeley is actually going to reward you for surviving the past few years here. The degree is great, but why not also enjoy some of the honor in the ceremony? Hope to see you there on May 9th!

5) Look up More Information. Because I won't do it all for you. Check the Seniors website and even this engineering website that snootily claims to have all you need to know to graduate.

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