2016 UST Baccalaureate Mass: Heat, Rain, Rainbow-Inked Uniforms and Goodbyes

For 8,801 graduates, the baccalaureate mass at the University of Santo Tomas was literally bittersweet last week, all thanks to the heat and rain, rainbow-inked uniforms and goodbyes.

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The UST Baccaulaureate Mass is an annual tradition in the university. This year’s batch, who will be graduating in June 6, had interesting experiences in other traditions: they celebrated a stormy Paskuhan inside the Seminary Gym and had their Welcome Walk postponed one too many times!

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So here’s a message from your dear university:

Do you still remember your first smiles?
Do you still remember while you walk on those floors?
Do you still remember the rush while you proceed to your building?
Do you still remember the sleepless nights

Would you still shout “GoUSTE?”
Will you still wear those Yellow shirts?

I’m proud of you, my children
You are my Victor
A Thomasian will always be a Thomasian

You will always be a part of me
You will always be kept in my memory

After all of this, will you still visit me?

Yours Truly,
University of Santo Tomas

Video by Suncraft Studio

Imbued with unending grace and the most stellar fireworks display preluding the ceremonial exit to the Arch of the Centuries.

UST Bacc Mass 2Cheers to Batch 2016! You will be missed. #USTBaccMass2016