Daisies

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Most notable of these appearances is the Daisy Chain. As part of the Commencement procession, graduating sophomores in white caps and gowns and graduating seniors in royal blue caps and gowns assemble on the Senior Sidewalks in front of the Chapel and carry daisies (associate degree graduates carry a single daisy; baccalaureate degree graduates carry a cluster of daisies). Freshmen and juniors wearing white dresses, form two lines beginning at the front doors of Hinkhouse Center and extending onto the esplanade. Graduates march from the Senior Sidewalks and are joined by faculty and staff along Austin Street and proceed to the esplanade, where they pass through the column of formed by freshmen and juniors. Following the Commencement ceremony recessional, freshmen pick up a single daisy placed in the basket by sophomore graduates and form the traditional Daisy Chain through which the new graduates to pass. Juniors present sophomores pursuing a baccalaureate degree at Cottey a cluster of daisies symbolizing their entrance into the baccalaureate program.