Countdown to Commencement

More than 3,000 individuals will have their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees conferred during the University’s 165th commencement ceremonies.

Chemical engineering students Nicole Fannin, left, and Leah Flint, work on their senior project last fall. The project involved developing a process to pre-treat concentrated wastewater so that it can be processed by a regular sewage plant.

Senior Class Scrapbook

A collection of photos of the Class of 2015 through the years.

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Michael Silverstein

Class of 2015: 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.

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Deborah Bial to Address Graduates

Deborah Bial, founder and president of the Posse Foundation, is nationally recognized for facilitating dialogue related to diversity and guiding selective higher education institutions toward improved admissions policies.

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A Message from the 2015 Class Council

“Today does not mark the end of our adventure together; it marks a milestone to celebrate.”

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Graphic: Senior Portrait

More than 1,100 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.

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Leaders, Scholars to Be Recognized

During Rochester’s 165th commencement ceremonies, the University will recognize distinguished leaders and scholars with honorary degrees, medals, and awards for scholarship and teaching.

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Graphic: The AS&E Ceremony Scene

The University’s historic Eastman Quadrangle becomes a modern outdoor auditorium each May as members of the College’s graduating class celebrate commencement with their families and friends.

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Students Don ‘Green’ Gowns

Graduating seniors are donning commencement gowns made of 100 percent post-consumer recycled plastic bottles.

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Anderson, Marian

A Proud Past of Speakers, Honorees

The practice of having an outside commencement speaker at the University began sometime in the early 20th century.

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