The Alumni Initiation

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The Alumni Initiation Pinning Ceremony is designed to serve as a bridge from student to alumnus and recognizes graduating seniors for the current semester. Vital information such as the importance of giving back to the university is also disseminated.

Highlights of the evening include remarks from an alumnus, a National Alumni Association Representative, and candidates receive their official alumni lapel pin. The ceremony also concludes with a reception.

The Pin is a 1” diameter die struck custom antique brass lapel pin.  It is an exclusive item and cannot be ordered outside the program.  It is not distributed outside the ceremony, meaning, in order to receive the pin, you must attend the pinning services and take the oath.  The Alumni pin should be worn on the left at commencement and at alumni events.

What it represents – The pin and the ceremony represents a deep connection to the university and the graduates life time commitment to using the tools and resources to serve their communities and ever changing world as a PROUD PRODUCTIVE PANTHER. It also symbolizes a sense of pride and security knowing that no matter where life may send you, you will always have a connection to the place where it all began; Prairie View A&M University.

The ceremony takes place on:

  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016
    Location: Northwest Harris Campus at 5:30 p.m.
    NWHC GRADUATES ONLY
  • Thursday, December 8, 2016
    Location: Memorial Student Center Auditorium at 6:30 p.m.
    All Graduates

The ceremony calls for business casual attire. Invite your family and friends to witness your transition into the beginning of alumni status!

Walk away with not only your degree from commencement, but a connection to your institution.

Please Register to attend:

  • Which ceremony will you be attending?

The Alumni Initiation…Keeping YOU pinned to Prairie View

Call 936-261-3566 with questions.


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