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The 2017 Northwestern Bucket List, According To Alumni

We asked the Northwestern alumni community what should be on every student's bucket list before Commencement. Here are their answers for the Class of 2017 in the few weeks remaining on campus.

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Draw on the sidewalk.

You. A few friends. A giant bucket of sidewalk chalk. The night before Commencement. The entire sidewalk up Sheridan Road, where everyone on the parking shuttles will see it. —Tisha King Havens ’96

Swim in Lake Michigan.

If you haven't already taken a swim in Lake Michigan because it's never warm enough, now is the time to do it! When you're in the water turn around and look behind you at the beautiful campus, and then to the south at the amazing city of Chicago. Congrats to all graduates on achieving this milestone! —Neil Liang ’00

Watch the sunrise.

Grab some cold beverages, stay up all night, and watch the sunrise over the lake.... —Mary Meyer Kopacz ’80

Tour a rare wonder.

Visit the Bahá'í Temple. It's the only one on the continent. —Rachel Lehrer Rosner ’88

What would you add?

What else should the Class of 2017 do before Commencement? Tell us in the comments or email

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