It’s inevitable… graduation is quickly approaching but not before seniors finish their last round of finals, maybe forever.
“It’s the calm before the storm,” said Meaghan Murray, University Activities Board chairperson. “We like to distract the students for a moment and put on some great activities all week long.”
Some of the activities that occurred during the third annual “senior week” included: a senior BBQ, movie night, a tour of the famous bell tower on campus, taking pictures with Sparty at the Spartan statue and the Lugnuts game.
Senior week takes place before finals time to relax and de-stress students. The finale event, the carnival, offered many things for the students including: autographing the rock, distributing pad folios for future interviews, cups and teeshirts, tons of games including human bowling, an obstacle course and much more.
Murray says the week is designed for students to look over their time at MSU and cross out some last things on their bucket list.
“It’s also to celebrate the end of an era being here at Michigan State,” she said. “To really look back at all the memories and present a week full of events to really tie it together for them.”
Several students in attendance, like graduating senior Rebbie Ginsberg, seemed confident of their plans after graduation.
“I have a job with Nestle that starts in August and I am going to relax until that begins,” said Ginsberg.
Others felt differently.
“I’m going to take a year off to figure things out,” said senior Sarah Effner. “Then I will be going to grad school somewhere.”
However, despite the confidence, many students said the “real world” seems scary.
“Walking around campus makes me sad,” said Ginsberg. “I don’t know what to expect in the next phase of my life.”
Commencement begins Friday, May 4 at 1 p.m. at the Breslin Center on campus.