May is a busy month at colleges and universities across the country. Commencement celebrations put students in the spotlight, and for good reason. It’s the chance to celebrate those long hours of study that culminate in a college degree.
In addition to our coverage of the May 20 (SJC Long Island) and May 21 (SJC Brooklyn) graduations, we interviewed our students on the days leading up to their commencement. The future leaves a great world of possibility for our SJC grads. For OnCampus, it was an opportunity to share the time with a wealth of interesting stories and successes.
Congratulations to SJC’s Class of 2017. And to the College’s returning students – who aren’t taking summer classes – we’ll see you in three months.
May 12 — The Sweet Sounds of Finals
In anticipation of spring finals, we shared our top 10 tunes to listen to before studying. Incoming SJC President Donald R. Boomgaarden, Ph.D., joined in to add a few of his personal favorites:
May 15 — Tip of the Cap
How did our students measure their time spent at SJC? In friendships? Pages of thesis work? Cups of coffee? OnCampus caught up with our future grads at our recent Cap and Gown Pickup Day to find out how they would recap #4Yearsin2Sentences.
— St. Joseph’s College (@SJCNY) May 11, 2017
May 16 — A Decade in the Making
Highlighting the 10-year academic journey of one SJC Brooklyn student as she completes her bachelor’s degree.
May 17 — Leaving Behind a Brooklyn Legacy
At one of the final events of the year (and final events ever for Class of 2017 graduates), SJC Brooklyn’s Senior Class Night provided a chance for OnCampus to find out how soon-to-be graduates would sum up their experience at St. Joe’s.
May 19 — #Adulting
Here, we offered our 10 tips for graduates facing the post-SJC world.
May 19 — Dressed for Success
Ever wonder about the significance of the various sashes, ropes and colors of the many commencement robes at graduation? OnCampus took a closer look at the ceremonial garb.
May 22 — Recapping Commencement
May 24 — #4Years1Word
What goes through the mind of a soon-to-be SJC graduate? OnCampus was backstage at the Brooklyn and Long Island commencement ceremonies to find out.
May 25 — The Storify Of Us
Countless graduates, families, friends and members of the SJC community took to social media to join in on the graduation celebration. Our social media director sifted through hundreds of posts of decorated caps, hugs, high-fives and more to find the best.
May 30 — Taking a Well-Deserved Road Trip
Ready to kick-off your summer? OnCampus offered our top five reads to inspire your own drive.