Countdown to Commencement

Nearly 3,000 individuals will have their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees conferred during the University’s 164th commencement ceremonies.

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Graphic: 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.

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Monika Cepulis , Andrew Brink, and Eric Hepler enjoy a fall day on Eastman Quad in 2011.

Senior Class Scrapbook

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

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Lendsey Achudi

Class of 2014: 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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Leaders, Scholars to Be Recognized

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.

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A Message From the 2014 Class Council President

“Ever better is not just something we say. It is something we, as a class, do. It is in the way our eyes light up and congratulate each other when one of us has reached another important milestone in our lives.”

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Chris Matthews to Address Graduates

Chris Matthews, highly respected political news commentator and historian, has interviewed world leaders and addressed the nation’s political issues.

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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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