Alma Mater gets ready for graduation

Local News

UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS, Ill. (WCIA) — Alma Mater has donned her gown once again just in time for graduation. The Lorado Taft statue dresses up for the May event every year.

Students stand in line, sometimes for hours just to get that perfect picture ahead of the Pomp and Circumstance. They climb onto the statue every year it’s been at the coner of Green and Wright except for one. Alma was getting a makeover in 2013, and did not get back in time for Commencement. Green screen pictures had to do instead.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Golf Tour Extravaganza 2020
Fill out my online form.