Upcoming senior sendoff to celebrate graduation

University Park, Pa. -- Graduation is approaching, and with it, the reality for more than 6,000 seniors that their time as Penn State students is quickly coming to a close.

The Class of 2008 will be sent out in style at the sixth annual Penn State Senior Sendoff, 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 30, 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. More than 2,000 seniors joined in the festivities in 2007.
 
The Penn State Senior Sendoff will feature a catered lunch provided by several local restaurants including Clem’s BBQ; live performances by the Blue Band, Blue Sapphire, and the Lionettes; and free T-shirts to the first 500 seniors.  Prizes will also be up for grabs, including an official Penn State class ring, prize packs and other Penn State memorabilia. 
 
Pre-registration for Senior Sendoff is encouraged. Students may pre-register April 28-29 in the HUB-Robeson Center and outside of The Corner Room restaurant on the corner of College Avenue and Allen Street. Registration is also available at the entrance to Senior Sendoff. A Penn State ID is required to be admitted to Senior Sendoff.
 
Information about the Penn State Alumni Association and the many benefits of membership will be available at the event. Sponsors include Liberty Mutual, Kaplan, Josten’s, Bank of America, Alumni Career Services, Alumni Travel and Education, and the Senior Class Gift Committee and the Societies, Chapters and Interest groups affiliated with the Alumni Association.
 
For more information about Senior Sendoff, contact the Lion Ambassador office at (814)863-3752 or e-mail Christian Lane at cll207@psu.edu. Sponsored by the Penn State Alumni Association, the Lion Ambassadors serve Penn State by communicating the history and personality 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 March 19, 2009