Oh, Happy Days!

Thousands of spring Fresno State graduates got a jump on celebrating at the 15th annual Grad Fest on the lawn outside the Kennel Bookstore. Hosted by the Fresno State Alumni Association, the event serves as a fundraiser and is the first chance for graduates to pick up the popular Grad Box that includes a cap, gown, tassel, T-shirt and other alumni-branded items. More than 570 students donated $13,608 this year to support the Student Cupboard food and hygiene pantry, student scholarships and the University’s live mascot, Victor E. Bulldog III. About 6,000 students applied to graduate in May during the University’s 107th commencement.