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‘This is your day of triumph, your day of joy’

‘This is your day of triumph, your day of joy’

May 21, 2017

At seven commencement ceremonies across three days, members of the University of Rochester’s Class of 2017 were celebrated by their family and friends, their professors and by special guests. “The great secret in life is that we can always begin again,” said Arts, Sciences & Engineering commencement speaker Judge Jimmie Reyna ’75. “We can always start over, again, again and again. And if we stop, start again and again and again.”

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Graduates honor parents, family

Graduates honor parents, family

May 19, 2017

Members of the Class of 2017 pen messages to thank their loved ones for their support.

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Say it in ALL CAPS: Hats off to the Class of 2017

Say it in ALL CAPS: Hats off to the Class of 2017

May 18, 2017

One of the newer Senior Week traditions is cap decorating in Hirst Lounge. Stickers, glue, glitter and other crafty supplies are provided by Wilson Commons Student Activities; students add creativity, sentimentality, and humor to taste.

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Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

Rochester’s first dance major choreographs her story

May 18, 2017

Through the Program of Dance and Movement, Caitlyn Gilmore ’17 says “I was able to explore this creative side that I had previously left untouched.”

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QuadCast: Think you have the University’s commencement traditions down pat?

QuadCast: Think you have the University’s commencement traditions down pat?

May 18, 2017

A university can acquire (and abandon) a lot of traditions over 150-plus years. “Tradition guru” University archivist Melissa Mead takes us on a little tour of some of our quirky graduation traditions—then and now.

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Dear Class of 2017: A message from the senior class council

Dear Class of 2017: A message from the senior class council

May 16, 2017

The last time our entire class came together was in August of our freshman year for convocation. Now, four years later, we will all come together one last time in May for our commencement.

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A sprinter’s marathon

A sprinter’s marathon

May 11, 2017

Yellowjacket athlete Laura Lockard ’17 returned this spring for her final season as a key member of the track and field team. A fateful discovery during a voluntary study nearly knocked her off her stride, but Lockard, a microbiology major from Sayre, Pennsylvania, was determined to “make the best of everything” in her life.

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Counting up commencement

Counting up commencement

May 10, 2017

How many gallons of coffee does it take to product a commencement ceremony? Here are some of the ways that campus prepares for the Class of 2017.

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Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2017

Making their mark: Meet the Class of 2017

May 6, 2017

Meet five members of the graduating class who are ready to make their communities—and our world—ever better.

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