1
autumn
2013
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NOW
THAT’S
WHATWE CALL A RECEPTION LINE
AUGUST 23:
From this angle it looks like a really long, boring bunch of people standing in line, waiting. OK, and, yes,
these folks actually are waiting for something, but not for tickets to a surprise Rolling Stones performance at the field
house.These are faculty, staff, alumni, and student leaders lining each side of Commencement Walk to cheer and high-
five and applaud the Class of 2017 and their parents as they exit Convocation ceremonies in Baker Stadium. Call it a
gauntlet of enthusiastic greetings. Another thing we like about this photo is it shows in pretty spectacular fashion the
transformation over the last couple of years of the south end of campus.That wide brick building is Commencement Hall,
the spanking new student residence that rose on the site of the old home for occupational therapy and physical therapy.
And peeking in at the right is the two-year-oldWeyerhaeuser Hall, where OT/PT moved, along with other health sciences.