Rose-Hulman Graduation

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology said goodbye to graduates today.

Nearly 500 grads received their bachelor’s and master’s degrees as they prepare to enter the workforce.

Commencement began at 11 this morning on campus. Graduates represented 33 states and 10 countries.

Before the ceremony, grads gathered at Hatfield Hall to take photos with friends and prepare for the Rose-Hulman tradition. That’s walking through campus as a graduating class, a walk they take going the opposite direction they took as freshmen.

Approximately 90 percent of the grads already have their next step secured. But there were still some mixed emotions about leaving college.

“I don’t wanna leave, but I don’t wanna stay, so I’m conflicted, I’m sure that right now I’m going through all the memories I created in this place,” Charlotte Yoder said.

“It’s awesome, it’s a lot different, last time I wasn’t as excited, but now we’ve got big things ahead, so it’ll be, this is exciting,” Hazen Hamather said.

Yoder, from Brazil Indiana was awarded the distinguished senior award.

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