Final preparations

College hosts Grad Fair for graduates

BY REBECCA BREAZEALE
STAFF WRITER

Photo from IStockPhoto.com Students who have worked hard to get their associates degree deserve a chance to celebrate. Attending one of the Grad Fairs is the first step towards graduating.

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Students who have worked hard to get their associates degree deserve a chance to celebrate. Attending one of the Grad Fairs is the first step towards graduating.

With just over three weeks left in the semester, many students are anticipating graduation. Planning can be a lot of work for senior students. Thankfully, the Grad Fairs will be taking place at the Livonia campus bookstore on April 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and then at the Radcliff campus in Garden City on April 9 from 1 to 7 p.m.

Graduating students have the opportunity to purchase their cap and gown for $20, pick up to six tickets for friends and family and order announcements and other commemorative items while attending the fair.

“The Grad Fair is for students that have already completed a graduation application with an advisor or counselor. There is still time complete a graduation application in the counseling center if it hasn’t been done already,” said Sheba Oliver, Graduation Records Coordinator for Schoolcraft.

While it is not mandatory, students are urged to attend graduation.

“There are three things that are significant. One, it gives my family a reason to celebrate, they’ve been so good and my biggest fans. Second, you’re celebrating for the last time with people you’ve gone through two and a half years with, and third, it gives me a sense of pride and a sense of completion,” said Marie Walker, a Schoolcraft student who will be graduating in May.

Additionally, Phi Theta Kappa members need to make sure their cap and gown are ordered separately through the Student Activities Office by April 3 in order to procure their honors regalia. Otherwise, they are not available after that time.

If a student misses both Grad Fairs, they should visit the main campus bookstore between April 10 and May 8 to order their cap, gown, tickets and commemorative items. Students who wish to get more information may call 734-462-4677 or visit schoolcraft.edu/ graduation.