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Torchlight Ceremony Marks End of Year at SUNY Oswego

SUNY Oswego's traditional and moving Torchlight Ceremony, shown here in May 2009, enters a new era as college officials and faculty will join students in an academic procession for this year's observance at 9 p.m. May 14 under a tent on the north lawn of the Campus Center. The ceremony, which began in the 1930s, "symbolizes the passing of the Torch of Learning from faculty and staff to the newest graduates as they go out in the world," said Betsy Oberst, executive director of the Oswego Alumni Association. A senior sing will precede the ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Free parking is available nights and weekends on campus. SUNY Oswego's Commencement will be the next day, May 15, with morning and afternoon sessions organized by school. (Photo by Jennifer Broderick)
SUNY Oswego's traditional and moving Torchlight Ceremony, shown here in May 2009, enters a new era as college officials and faculty will join students in an academic procession for this year's observance at 9 p.m. May 14 under a tent on the north lawn of the Campus Center. The ceremony, which began in the 1930s, "symbolizes the passing of the Torch of Learning from faculty and staff to the newest graduates as they go out in the world," said Betsy Oberst, executive director of the Oswego Alumni Association. A senior sing will precede the ceremony at 8:30 p.m. Free parking is available nights and weekends on campus. SUNY Oswego's Commencement will be the next day, May 15, with morning and afternoon sessions organized by school. (Photo by Jennifer Broderick)