Thursday, May 11, 2017

Graduation Traditions

Graduation ceremonies are tomorrow and Saturday. Congratulations to all the graduates!

During the ceremony you may end up looking around at and wonder at the significance of some of the items around you...

University Mace

The University Mace is a ceremonial staff that was created for the inauguration of Dr. Dottavio. It will be carried in the procession by the president of Faculty Senate. You may notice that it has Tarleton seals attached to each of the four sides. A bronze plated flame of knowledge is mounted to the top, which sits above three bronze bands that symbolize Tarleton's past, present and future.

International Flags

Tarleton's students come from all corners of the world with a wide range of cultures and experiences. International flags are carried at the start of the procession to honor the students' home countries. Currently we have students from 27 countries around the world.

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