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CU holds bi-annual grad fair
After spending four or five years at CU and thousands of dollars, students are preparing to graduate in May. But even after all those expenses, there is still one more.
CU requires graduates to wear the cap, gown and tassel to be able to participate in the commencement, but students also have the option of purchasing stoles, announcements and diploma frames.
Some students can end up spending over $100 after adding announcements and other extras to their cap and gown purchase.
2010 CU graduate Ryan Atherton said, "I think the prices were a little high. I think it's kinda ridiculous. But you have to buy it, so I guess they know that."
Other students, like CU Senior Jonathon Laird, don't mind spending the extra cash on an event they'll remember for a long time.
"You only graduate college once," said Laird, "So it'll be worth it, I think."
CU is holding their bi-annual grad fair as students prepare for graduation.
Students can purchase their cap, gown and tassel in a set for $38.99 as well as get a free graduation portrait, join the alumni associate, visit career services and pick up any additions like: announcements (10 for $13.99), diploma frames ($90+), stoles of gratitude ($20.00) or souvenir tassels ($10.00).
The grad fair also has bundle deals on announcements and 'Thank You' cards (package of 25 for $70.60) and cap and gown rentals for those who want to cut their costs before the big day.
Today is the last day to visit the fair which ends at 3 p.m. in the Glen Miller Ballroom at the UMC. If students miss out on attended the grad fair, they can still purchase everything they need for graduation at the CU Book Store.