Grad Fair aims to help with graduation checklist

Jazzlyn Enbysk, Staff Reporter

Summer Graduation 2018. Photo Courtesy | TAMUC Marketing via SmugMug

Jazzlyn Enbysk | Staff Reporter

Graduation can be an exciting but highly stressful time in a student’s life, but A&M-Commerce’s bi-annual Grad Fair has found a way to help make graduation less stressful and hopefully a more enjoyable experience.

It will be held Nov. 6 and 7 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each day in the lobby of the Rayburn Student Center.

The Grad Fair is an event coordinated on campus by Auxiliary Services in partnership with the on campus bookstore, Balfour, CB Announcements, Lifetouch Photography, the university’s graduate school program, and the Financial Aid Office.

These resources are available and ready to help students make the most of their graduation experience.

“Our goal is to create a more relaxed experience for students, and promote a stress free shopping environment,” event coordinator Jennifer Perry said.

The event is designed to help students easily complete their checklist for items they need not only for graduation but also graduate school if they are considering the option.

The TAMUC Graduate School Program will have representatives available to speak to students who are interested in furthering their education. Financial Aid will be available to assist with exit interview questions. LifeTouch Photography is providing a photographer during the event, to help students with professional photos and headshots for portfolios.

Students also interested in college rings and graduation regalia will have the opportunity to get sized and fitted during the event by Balfour and Texas Book Company staff. Additionally, examples of official graduation announcements will be on display provided by CB Graduation Announcements.

The event will also have a raffle to offer students the ability to win some great prizes, including the chance to win a college ring. The raffle is specifically for fall ceremony participants, and any eligible graduate who come to the event may enter. Students do not have to be present to win; however, they must enter in person.