The Lion's Roar

Seniors share feelings about their final year

Last semester’s commencement ceremony proceeded with no knowledge of what was to come the following semester. The university notified Spring 2020 graduates that commencement will be postponed and no longer be held in May due to the current social limitations.

Jacob Lofton, Staff Reporter

May 12, 2020

For many graduating seniors, their final semester as a student at the university has been unusual.  On March 26, students were notified via a student notice email that the Spring Commencement ceremony would be moved from May 16 to a date in late summer that has yet to be determined.  There was a...

Changes in winter graduation ceremonies

The university will live stream commencement on different media platforms. Multiple changes will be happening to the upcoming Fall 2019 commencement.

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter

December 10, 2019

The university is presenting a new graduation arrangement for its students and guests. This semester, commencement will be separated into two ceremonies. Both ceremonies will take place in the University Center on North Campus on Dec. 14. The first ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. and will consist of...

Twin ceremonies will fix overcrowding at commencement

Twin ceremonies will fix overcrowding at commencement

Jacob Summerville, Editor-in-chief

October 4, 2019

You are wearing green gown drapes over your body and the awkwardly-fitting cap to compliment it. Standing in line with other seniors, you hear “Pomp and Circumstance” start to play, and you begin to walk into the boisterous arena. This is your moment: graduation day. However, unbeknownst to...

Preparations underway for spring commencement

Graduates celebrate during Fall 2018 Commencement. This semester’s event is scheduled for May 18. Dr. Kay Maurin, assistant vice president for enrollment management, Patrick Gipson, police lieutenant, and Scott Nunez, director of the University Center, help run commencement.

Erica Welter, Staff Reporter

May 14, 2019

This weekend, over 1,000 students will walk across the stage at commencement. For the second time in the university’s history, the ceremony, which takes place on Saturday, May 18, will be livestreamed. The commencement ceremony was livestreamed for the first time in December. “We are offering this opt...