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Commencement 2014

With three days of ceremonies, activities, and special events marking commencement season, the University recognized graduating students and their families, honored faculty for their teaching, and celebrated the achievements of alumni and other honorees.

Photo Galleries

group of four graduating students taking a selfie with a smartphone

Arts, Sciences & Engineering

Dean Jamal Rossi wearing a Spider Man t-shirt under his academic regalia

Eastman School of Music

graduate walks across the stage with arms outstretched

Hajim School of Engineering & Applied Sciences

graduate kisses his infant son

School of Medicine and Dentistry


School of Nursing

students looking around Kodak Hall as they take their seats at commencement

Warner Graduate School of Education

students in the theatre balcony helping each other with their doctoral regalia

Doctoral Degrees

students on stage demonstrating how to wear three different types of academic robes

Pre-College Commencement Rehearsal and Senior Toast


still from video of commencement speaker Chris Matthews

2014 Commencement: Arts, Sciences & Engineering

still from video of Jamal Rossi speaking

2014 Commencement: Eastman School of Music

still from video of dad hugging graduate

The Class of 2014 hugs it out

still from video of a long line of graduates walking

What's next for the Class of 2014?

sillouette of graduate

Class of 2014: Any advice for next year's incoming freshmen?

More Commencement Coverage

detail from a map graphic showing countries gradautes came from

Class of 2014: Senior Portrait
More than 1,200 undergraduates in the College will receive degrees during commencement ceremonies. Here’s a snapshot of where the students in the graduating class came from and what they studied at Rochester.

Lendsey Achudi

Making Their Mark
A look at some of the students who, like so many of their classmates, have made the most of their experience at Rochester.

students pushing each other on a hammock

Senior Class Scrapbook
A collection of photos of the Class of 2014 through the years.

President Seligman congratulating an honorary degree recipient

Commencement Celebrates Scholarship, Achievement
During Rochester’s 164th commencement ceremonies, the University will recognize 10 distinguished leaders and scholars with honorary degrees, medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching.