Grad bash


On Thursday, May 3, more than 3,000 graduating seniors celebrated the end of the spring semester — and for most, the end of college — during Grad Bash at the Koenig Alumni Center. Some were headed off to faraway places such as the Virgin Islands or London. Some were staying in Boulder. All eagerly awaited the beginning of something new.

At the event’s Career Services booth, students wrote their new employers on whiteboards and posed for photos. Companies included Lockheed Martin, Charles Schwab and Comcast NBC Universal. Others joined master’s programs at universities including Cornell, Columbia, Stanford and, of course, CU Boulder.

In total, the university is awarding more than 8,000 degrees this May from graduates of the fall 2017 and spring and summer 2018 classes.