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Ceremonies, Celebrations Fill Senior Week 2019

April 18, 2019

Senior Week at St. John Fisher College is nine days of events and activities for graduating seniors. From Painting with Mrs. Rooney to a service project in Mt. Hope Cemetery to the Senior Ball, each event is designed to celebrate the transition from Fisher students to alumni.

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The deadline to register and purchase a Senior Week package is noon on Monday, April 22. Events that are included in the Senior Week package are noted with an asterisk.

Senior Week events include:

Senior Class Giving Reception
5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, May 2, Country Club of Rochester
President and Mrs. Rooney will host all senior class donors at a cocktail reception to celebrate becoming Fisher Philanthropists. All seniors who make a one-time gift of $20.19 before May 1 or a three-year pledge of $20.19 per year are invited to attend. Donors also receive teal Fisher Philanthropist graduation cords. Those who make a multi-year pledge are entered to win a senior photo shoot with campus photographer John Smillie and up to two friends during senior week.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Celebration
5 to 8 p.m., Friday, May 3, Cleary Family Auditorium
Graduating education students and alumni will be honored for their academic and professional achievements.

*Fisher for Life Brunch
11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Cleary Family Auditorium
The College formally welcomes seniors into the ranks of Fisher alumni with a celebratory champagne toast and brunch.

*Painting with Mrs. Rooney
3 to 5 p.m., Saturday, May 4, Wilson Formal Lounge
Enjoy light appetizers and a relaxing evening painting with Mrs. Rooney! Seating is limited. Cost is $20.

Res Life End-of-Year Banquet
4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, Golisano Gateway Midlevel
Members of Residence Life cap off a successful year during a special banquet.

*Kickball and Bonfire
7 to 8:30 p.m., Sunday, May 5, Growney Stadium

*Senior Sunrise
6 a.m., Monday, May 6, Growney Stadium
Watch the sunrise for the last (or first!) time on Fisher’s beautiful campus.

Class of 2019 Class Photo
5:30 p.m., Monday, May 6, Growney Stadium
Fisher resident photographer John Smillie will take a portrait of the entire senior class, just as he did four years ago.

*Food Truck Night
6 to 7 p.m., Monday, May 6, Founders Lawn Tent
Seniors will enjoy a taste of Rochester one last time as Fisher students.

Job Fair Hosted by Monroe County
Noon to 3 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, Cleary Family Auditorium
Print out fresh copies of your résumé and wow potential employers during the Monroe County Job Fair. More than 45 companies will be on hand promoting 500+ job opportunities. The first hour of the job fair (noon to 1 p.m.) is open exclusively for veterans and their family members. The remainder of the fair (1 to 3 p.m.) is open to students, recent graduates, and the general public.

*Senior Ball
8 to 11 p.m., Tuesday, May 7, Rochester Convention Center
Step out in style during the must-attend event of Senior Week.

*Radio Social
6 to 9 p.m., Wednesday, May 8, Radio Social
Bowl a strike with friends at everyone’s favorite bowling alley!

*Senior Day of Service
9 to 11 a.m., Thursday, May 9, Mt. Hope Cemetery
Seniors have the opportunity to engage in one final service project at Fisher as they help spruce up the historic Mt. Hope Cemetery.

School of Business Celebration
4:30 to 5:30 p.m., Thursday, May 9, Salerno Center Lobby
Graduates of the School of Business celebrate with faculty and staff.

Wegmans School of Nursing Hooding and Awards Ceremony
6 p.m., Thursday May 9, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center
A ceremony recognizing nursing graduates and doctoral students will earn their hoods.

*Dave and Busters
8 to 10 p.m., Thursday, May 9, Dave and Busters
Embrace your inner kid with Skee-Ball, video games, and a photo booth!

*Lunch and Lawn Games
Noon to 2 p.m., Friday, May 10, LeChase Commons
Warm weather is finally setting in. Enjoy with a picnic and lawn games.

School of Arts and Sciences Celebration
1 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 10, Cleary Family Auditorium
Departments and programs of the School of Arts and Sciences honor graduating seniors.

Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. School of Education Ed.D. Hooding Ceremony
4 p.m., Friday, May 10, the former Coleman Chapel (Murphy Hall)
Graduates of the Ed.D. program in the School of Education will receive their hoods.

Wegmans School of Pharmacy Hooding Ceremony
4 p.m., Friday, May 10, Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Athletic Center
Graduates of the School of Pharmacy receive their hoods.

During Senior Week, Fisher Dining Services will open the Ward-Haffey Dining Hall each day for brunch (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.) and dinner (5 to 7 p.m.).