Senior Sendoff to celebrate graduation

University Park, Pa. -- Graduation is approaching, and with it, the reality for more than 6,200 seniors that their time as Penn State students is quickly coming to a close.

The Class of 2009 will be sent out in style at the seventh annual Penn State Senior Sendoff, from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, at the Hintz Family Alumni Center, sponsored by the Lion Ambassadors and the Penn State Alumni Association. The free event is open to all graduating seniors. Last year, more than 2,000 seniors attended.

The Penn State Senior Sendoff will feature free food provided by several local restaurants including Clem's BBQ; live performances by Whipple Jam, DJ Vik, and step teams; and free T-shirts to the first 500 seniors. Other giveaways include an official Penn State class ring, prize packs, Penn State memorabilia, and tickets to this fall's Syracuse football game.

To avoid lines on the date of the event, pre-registration for Senior Sendoff is encouraged. Students may pre-register April 23-24 and 27-28 in the HUB-Robeson Center and outside of The Corner Room restaurant on the corner of College Avenue and Allen Street. Registration also is available on the day of the event at the Senior Sendoff entrance. A Penn State ID is required to register and to be admitted.

Information about the Penn State Alumni Association and the many benefits of membership will be available at the event. Sponsors include Liberty Mutual, Josten's, Bank of America, Alumni Career Services, Alumni Travel and Education, the Senior Class Gift Committee and various alumni societies, chapters and interest groups affiliated with the Alumni Association.

For more information about Senior Sendoff, contact the Lion Ambassadors at (814) 863-3752 or e-mail Kaitlin Seasoltz at kes5191@psu.edu. Sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, the Lion Ambassadors serve Penn State by communicating the history of the University, strengthening the University's traditions and instilling Penn State pride in current and future students, alumni and friends.

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Last Updated November 18, 2010