More than 40 animals will receive certificates in Thursday’s ceremony
ST PETERSBURG, FL (May 10, 2016) – As many as 50 animals from dogs to ducks are expected to walk across the Fox Hall stage at the 4th Annual Eckerd College Pet Graduation on Thursday, May 12 from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Eckerd’s Fox Hall, 4200 54th Ave. S., St. Petersburg.
As the first school in the nation to accept on-campus pets, Eckerd College’s commitment to honoring the animals that support our students has extended to an annual ceremony where each pet gets to wear a cap, hear their name called and walk across the stage to the cheers of their friends and family. Vice President for Student Life and Dean of Students James Annarelli will read the pet names as Eckerd College President Donald Eastman presents the certificates and takes photo with the pet and owner at the ceremony.
More than 140 companions have graduated Eckerd since the school began holding a separate ceremony in 2012. Eckerd College students can live in on-campus housing with one animal (dogs under 40 pounds, cats, rabbits, ferrets, ducks, and chinchillas) or two small pets (fish, hamsters, gerbils, amphibians, non-venomous reptiles under 4-feet, and small birds).
For more information about the ceremony, contact Tonya Womack at (727) 864-7821.