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Bell tower tradition for graduates survives COVID

May 13, 2020 Tags: Alumni , Stories of Resilience

honoring traditionStudent tradition: As a new class enters Saint Francis University, incoming students gather around the campus bell tower for a ceremony that marks the beginning of their university careers. A short four years later, seniors gather to listen to the bells signify the successful conclusion of their college careers.

Tradition maintained: For the seniors in the Class of 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic made gathering at the bell tower physically impossible.  Yet University President Fr. Malachi Van Tassell TOR wanted to make sure the class received the traditional honor of closing bells.

View the Class of 2020 Bell tower Ceremony.

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