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Blue Coat Ceremony group photo in front of Chapel

Inaugural Blue Coat Ceremony Introduces New Students to CASES

The Inaugural Blue Coat Ceremony took place on Thursday, September 6, 2018, in the Thomas J. Boyd Chapel. The ceremony was implemented this academic year by the Office of Student Retention to officially introduce the Class of 2022 to the required Cultural and Spiritual Enrichment Seminars (CASES) attire for University sponsored events. The attire for CASES includes a Shaw University blazer, necktie or scarf, white shirt or blouse, gray bottoms, and black shoes. CASES is a graduation requirement, and all new and transfer students must attend a minimum of four CASES events each semester.

Student Government Association President, Ryan Wright, presided over the ceremony with the Welcome by Xavier Harris, Mister Shaw University and the Purpose by Masophia Gabriel, Miss Shaw University. The musical selection "Order My Steps" performed by Kaleb Robinson and Aneetra Rosa, members of the class of 2022, was a highlight of the ceremony.

Over 400 students, University leadership, faculty and staff were in attendance for this inaugural event.

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