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By Precious Dorch-Robinson


Matt Cashore/University of Notre Dame



How do you spot architecture students at the University of Notre Dame's commencement? Look for the bridges, skyscrapers, and monuments built atop their commencement caps. Students spend 12 to 24 hours on the eye-popping intricate constructions, from operable windmills to Ferris wheels. The tradition, which began in the late 1970s, enables architecture students to celebrate their personal and group identity, says Samantha Salden Teach, assistant dean of graduate studies in Notre Dame's School of Architecture.

About the Author Precious Dorch-Robinson

Precious Dorch-Robinson is a spring 2016 Currents editorial intern.

 

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