The Class of 1968 were once again welcomed into the folds of the University as they celebrated the 50th anniversary of their graduation in a special Golden Jubilee event.
It was a fresh morning. There was a buzz about Bonython Hall as 102 graduates donned their black graduation robes and academic hoods and received their certificates from the Chancellor of the University of Adelaide, Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, AC CSC RAN (Rtd).
Arts, Agricultural Science, Engineering, Economics, Law, Medicine, Music, Physio, Science, Pharmacy and Education graduates were re-united as friends reminisced on years gone by and shared cherished memories. For the Diploma graduates, this was their first time celebrating their graduation.
The highlight of the day was seeing the graduates walk into Bonython Hall, nervous but excited for the ceremony. It was especially moving to see the Academic Procession, who usually enter after the graduates, standing for the Class as they entered the hall.
The ceremony was followed by a lunch at the National Wine Centre where Keith Conlon employed his fantastic MC skills, prompting fellow graduates to share their stories from time spent around the Cloisters, the Refectory, Union Hall, Unibar and PROSH. In a vote for best song of 1968, the Beatles’ ‘Hey Jude’ was the crowd favourite.
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