Seniors race to finish UF traditions before deadline

Madison Todd said she has been procrastinating throughout college, and completing her F-Book traditions was no exception.

“Maybe it’s how it should be — me procrastinating one final time,” she said.

The UF political science senior will be going to Emerson Alumni Hall at the end of the week to participate in the Florida Cicerones tradition-keeping logging days. She will compile four years of walking on Turlington Plaza and the Plaza of the Americas into one set of photos that will be shown to Cicerone loggers from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday.

“My goal is to get the medal,” the 22-year-old said.

Students need 40 completed F-Book traditions to get a medal to wear at graduation, said Anna Shao, Florida Cicerones tradition keeper co-chair. Tradition completers also get three pins, one for every 10 traditions. The 40th earns you a medal.

Shao, a UF biochemistry junior, said students can bring physical or digital photos, as well as memorabilia, that prove what they completed. She said it gets most hectic toward the end, from 2 to 4 p.m., and she recommends students come early.

Although they are encouraged to complete all the traditions in their F Books, Shao, 21, said students aren’t confined to them. They have the option to add their own photos, too.

For Todd, this means adding in memories of student organizations, such as the National Residence Hall Honorary and College Democrats, she said.

However, she doesn’t know which photo best captures her time in college clubs.

“I’ve met so many great people,” she said. “I don’t know how I’ll choose.”

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