After what seemed like endless days of rain, the clouds parted this Senior Class Day afternoon for soon-to-be-alumni and their families and friends enjoying Vanderbilt and Nashville as they prepare for Commencement. The festivities are going splendidly, from the always-rockin’ The PARTY, held last night with The Al McKay Allstars who played the happy music of Earth, Wind & Fire, to an excellent Senior Day speech today by Doris Kearns Goodwin, Pulitizer Prize winning author of Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln.
Many events and parties going on all day and tomorrow, with the big ceremony taking place at 9 a.m. on Alumni Lawn (hopefully! If the weather refuses to cooperate, we’ll be in Memorial Gym). Get the full schedule.
We’re tweeting all this of course and hope you will too – tag all your Vanderbilt Commencement tweets with #VU2009, and go here to see what’s going on so far.
Photos below by our stellar photographers of The PARTY and Senior Day. Hold onto your hats for tomorrow – they’re planning a fantastic shot using Gigapan. Check the Commencement site for that tomorrow, as well.