SBU Candlelight Ceremony to Be Held for Graduates

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ALLEGANY, N.Y.-St. Bonaventure University’s Class of 2006 will participate in the 11th annual Candlelight Ceremony at 8:45 p.m. on May 12 on the steps of Plassmann Hall.

Xavier Seubert, a 1967 graduate of the university, a professor in the department of theology and guardian of the friary, will lead the opening procession. University President Sister Margaret Carney will give the welcome to the class, and Eugene O’Connor, a 1979 alumnus and president of the National Alumni Board, will give the opening remarks.

Xavier will conclude the ceremony with the benediction.

The Candlelight Ceremony was instituted in 1996 and has become a tradition. The incoming freshman class also participates in a Candlelight Ceremony at the end of Welcome Days each August.