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by Ramzi Rabadi
Staff Writer

Graduating seniors at the University of La Verne will celebrate their academic achievement at the Commencement ceremonies on Sunday, May 25.

One of the many steps that seniors took was to meet the Dec. 20 deadline for the graduation application.

According to Ann Green, assistant register for evaluations, the Registrar’s Office received late applications and they did their best in helping these students.

But, she insisted priority went to the students that got their applications in before the deadline.

After seniors have met all the needed requirements, they will be put on the graduating list.

“[Also], they must stick with their classes and keep up their grades up this semester,” Green said.

“I’m studying harder and focusing on my priorities,” Phil Rudulph, a senior business administration major, said.

“These last months, has been the graduation rush for many, but I have taken care of my stuff,” said Julian Esquivel, an education major. “I’m getting my resume ready and lining up job interviews for the summer.”

The distribution of caps and gowns will take place May 20 through May 25.

According to Green, for students that forgot to send in their pre-measured packet, there is still an opportunity to have those because there is extra academic regalia for rent.

The night before Commencement, there will be a graduate dinner open to all graduating students in the University Mall. Graduates will eat free and the price is $16 for guests.

Commencement morning, Aramark will provide an all-you-can-eat breakfast which starts at 7 a.m.

The undergraduate Commencement will be held at 9:30 a.m. at Ortmayer Stadium and graduate ceremonies are at 4 p.m.

“I’m making sure all my paperwork is ready. I’m just getting ready for the next step,” Rudulph said.

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