The Campus Bookstore is introducing changes to the upcoming Graduation Fair.
This year, the Graduation Fair will take place on March 31 and April 1 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Campus Center Living Room, and is hosted by the bookstore for the second consecutive year. Bradley Campbell, assistant bookstore director, answered some of the most common questions seniors have about the fair and revealed some new things that will take place this year.
Campbell said one question he receives at graduation fairs is, “Can my purchases at the fair be put on my student account?”
“Yes, the things that you purchase at graduation can be put on your account and only at Graduation Fair,” Bradley said. “This way it gives the students time before the graduation date to resolve their finances by setting up payment plans and what not.”
Campbell said he is asked about the ordering of graduation announcements, class rings and other graduation related items.
“This is a big reason why seniors should not miss the Graduation Fair,” Campbell said. “The university’s Jostens representative, Beth Pope, will be in attendance and will gladly help the students with all of that.”
Two new party vendors will be introduced during the Graduation Fair. Pepsi and Candid Campus Photography will attend, which will make Graduation Fair more than paperwork.
Campbell said Candid Campus Photography gives students the opportunity to take early graduation photos to go with their newly purchased cap and gown.
“Instead of waiting until graduation or going back home to take photos, students can knock them out along with the rest of their graduation errands,” Campbell said.
Pepsi Cola will be a third-party vendor at the graduation fair, giving away free soda. Campbell said that this will help the students enjoy the experience at the fair and not envision it as an errand before graduation.
The registrars’ office, student financial service, alumni records and the career center will be at the fair, which will keep students from going office-to-office handling graduation business.
Ashton Thomas, senior sociology major from Houston, said that he is looking forward to the graduation fair
“Not only am I excited for graduation, but I think it’s cool that ACU is trying to make the graduation process a memorable experience,” he said.