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Graduates share messages to honor parents, families

Graduates share messages to honor parents, families

May 16, 2018

Each year, the Office of Parent and Family Relations invites seniors to pen a note to honor their parents and families. We share a small sampling of messages from the Class of 2018 here.

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Dear Class of 2018: A message from the senior class council

Dear Class of 2018: A message from the senior class council

May 15, 2018

Four years ago, as we sat together as a class on the quad during Convocation, none of us could have imagined how many experiences, challenges, and opportunities we would find over the course of our time here.

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Honorary degrees, Commencement awards announced

Honorary degrees, Commencement awards announced

May 7, 2018

Awards for outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, educators and humanitarians will be presented at the 168th Commencement ceremonies on May 18, 19, and 20, and at the Simon Business School ceremony on June 10.

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Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis to deliver 2018 College Commencement Address

Mattel CEO Margo Georgiadis to deliver 2018 College Commencement Address

March 7, 2018

Margaret (Margo) Georgiadis, now with Mattel Inc. and formerly with Google, is a recognized thought leader on technology, innovation, and leadership.

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2017 Singer Family Awards recognize four extraordinary high school teachers

2017 Singer Family Awards recognize four extraordinary high school teachers

June 29, 2017

Award recipients are invited to Rochester to be recognized at the University’s Commencement ceremony, and receive cash prizes for themselves and their schools.

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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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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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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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Senior scrapbook: Class of 2017

Senior scrapbook: Class of 2017

May 5, 2017

They arrived in the fall of 2013 and soon will take their leave as members of the University of Rochester graduating class of 2017. Here is a collection of photos of the Class of 2017 throughout the years, including a video from their very first day on campus.     Class of 2017: A look […]

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2017 Commencement honorary degree, award recipients announced

2017 Commencement honorary degree, award recipients announced

April 27, 2017

The University of Rochester will recognize the outstanding contributions of distinguished leaders, scholars, and humanitarians by bestowing 2017 honorary degrees, medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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