Legacy Family Reception

Legacy Family Reception

Although commencement is a time to celebrate the success of all Barry students, we also see commencement as an opportunity to honor the multi-generational bonds within the Barry community. To commemorate the achievements of our legacy students, a Legacy Family Reception is held on the Friday before graduation. During this special event, members of the University's administration invite alumni relatives to bestow a special legacy cord upon the graduate, thus welcoming them into the alumni ranks alongside their family members. The cord, featuring Barry's colors of red, black & silver, will be worn during the graduation ceremony to designate the graduate’s being part of a Barry legacy family.