Here at Middlebury, we have a special mid-year graduation. It's call Feb Graduation. There are a whole class of "Febs" who actually start their Middlebury career in February and then end mid-semester as well four years later. These Febs (usually a mini-class of around 60 students) don the traditional cap and gown...and also some skis or snow shoes and then process down the mountain for their symbolic ceremonial procession! It's a unique tradition, and one that's quite a sight to see!
This year, Claire White-Dzuro ended up having enough credits to graduate early, and thus became a "Feb" and took part in the mid-year graduation ceremony. She will be back in the Spring to take part in the formal Spring graduation ceremony, but she had a lot of fun with this mountain celebration! Congratulations Claire!!