Today, I unceremoniously exited through the Arch of the Centuries.
One’s Thomasian journey begins after he passes through this historic entryway on the occasion of the traditional Thomasian Welcome Walk. Consequently, his sojourn in the campus as a student culminates with a recessional parade through the arch in his senior year.
In 2012, I passed through this landmark the second time for my law studies with hopes of walking through it again in 2016.
But the universe had a different plan and directed me to do the passage way ahead of my senior year as a law student.
Today, before the University welcomed more than 13,000 freshmen, I decided to set the “parade” in motion by walking across the arch to mark the end of my Thomasian student life.
With eyes starting to flood with tears, I bid UST goodbye. For all that has been, thanks. For all that will be, yes.
Today, I unceremoniously exited through the Arch of the Centuries. (at University of Santo Tomas)