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Congratulations to the Class of 2020!

Graduation marks an important milestone in your personal, academic, and professional lives—the culmination of years of hard work and dedication in pursuit of your bachelor’s, master’s, or doctoral degrees. It’s been a privilege for us—as faculty, staff, and administrators in Arts, Sciences & Engineering—to witness and nurture your intellectual development at Rochester. We are so proud of you.

Of course, we recognize that this is not how you envisioned celebrating your remarkable accomplishments. This year has been an unprecedented one not only for the University of Rochester, but also for people and institutions around the world. We’ve seen firsthand that you are capable of achieving great things in the spirit of Meliora. Now the world will have the opportunity to benefit from your immense talents and unrelenting drive.

We look forward to a time when we can gather for an in-person commencement ceremony, one in which you’re surrounded by your classmates, professors, mentors, and loved ones, all amidst the pageantry and spectacle you deserve. Until then, stay safe, be well, and continue confidently on your journey to making the world ever better.

Celebrations by Department or Program


Celebrating the Class of 2020 with Rush Rhees Library

Below, we present a virtual tour of the Rush Rhees library:

  • 360 Tower Experience: Enjoy a panoramic view of River Campus from the top of Rush Rhees Tower
  • Video Tour: Get the full start-to-finish experience of taking the Tower Tour
  • Visit the Grand Staircase: Start the Athena statues and explore the grand staircase in Rush Rhees Library (double-click to jump to a point; scroll to zoom in or out)
  • Studio X Fun: Download the Studio X app from the Google Play Store or Apple App Store
    • Tower to Quad Flight: fly from Rush Rhees tower to the George Eastman statue 
    • AR George: take a graduation photo with the George Eastman statue (only available in the Studio X app)
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