PHOTO GALLERY: MU seniors take part in Senior Sendoff celebration
Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | 8:52 p.m. CDT;
updated 9:24 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Before MU’s Class of 2010 graduates next weekend, some seniors took part in the Senior Sendoff tradition Wednesday afternoon. Participants assembled on Francis Quadrangle and walked north through the columns toward downtown Columbia. The walk symbolizes the students’ transition from academia to post-college life. The event concluded with a picnic and concert on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle, where students 21 and older received a free beer. Here, MU seniors Nick Woodbury and Matt Shepley describe what the event means to them as soon-to-be graduates.
Francis Quadrangle was overrun with MU seniors as the Senior Sendoff celebration began at 4 p.m. Wednesday. After walking north between the columns, seniors headed to the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle for free food and drinks, as well as a performance by The Hatrick.
Seniors walk and jog between the columns on Francis Quadrangle on Wednesday. The Senior Sendoff ceremony marks their graduation from the university and their entrance into the alumni community.
Pat Kay, left, Brian Heffernan, center, and Sean Canan, members of The Hatrick, perform on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff activities on Wednesday.
MU seniors Robert Specking, left, and Brian Douglas listen to The Hatrick perform on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff festivities on Wednesday.
MU seniors Lyndsey Nielsen, left, Jill Granger and Tyler Hoffman push pins onto the "Where Are You Going?" map on the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle as part of the Senior Sendoff ceremony on Wednesday.
MU seniors congregate around the columns on Francis Quadrangle on Wednesday. The students then went to the Mel Carnahan Quadrangle for free food, drinks and music.
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