On Thursday, March 29, from 3:30 to 6:30 the annual Grad Fair was held at the Michael P. O’Brian Athletics and Recreation Center (MPOBARC).
The event was was set up on the basketball courts and all of the vendors set up tables on the perimeter of the space. This allowed seniors to move about the vendors in an organized fashion. At the center of the court, tables were set up so that seniors could sit down and chat with friends, fill out important paper work, and enjoy the refreshements that were provided.
Senior Ryan Canter thought that the way the event was organized made it incredibly easy for seniors to get what they needed. “I thought the way it was organized was helpful. It gave you an easy view of what you needed to do for graduation. The food was delicious and everyone was nice and helpful, the music was a great touch.”
The vendors who were present at the event were Balfour (selling class rings and graduation announcements), The Alumni Association, The Career Development Center, The Campus Store, The Financial Aid Office, The Registrar, and The Student Activities Office. In an attempt to make certain that seniors visited all of these stations, they were given a raffle ticket that had to be signed by each vendor in order to be entered in the drawings.
Overall, the event, which allowed seniors to order their cap and gown, buy alumni memorabila, get resume and cover letter help, and prepare for graduation, appeared to be made as helpful as possible. “I’ve only been here 5 minutes and I’ve already gotten a lot of help,” said senior Jay Massey.