Countdown to Commencement

More than 3,000 individuals will have their bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees conferred during the University’s 163rd commencement ceremonies.

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The University Celebrates Faculty and Student Honors 2012–13

The University of Rochester is proud to congratulate those faculty and students who have earned national recognition and University awards during the past academic year through May 1, 2013.

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Steven Chu to Address Graduates

Steven Chu ’70 has devoted much of scientific career to discovering solutions to energy and climate challenges.

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Vincent Lenti to Present Eastman Address

This year’s Eastman School graduates will receive parting advice from alumnus, faculty member, and school historian Vincent Lenti, who will offer his perspective on Eastman’s past 60 years and its future.

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The George Eastman Medal will be presented to Steven Chu '70 and  Harold and Joan Feinbloom.

Leaders, Scholars to Be Recognized

The University’s 163rd commencement ceremonies recognize the outstanding contributions of 13 distinguished leaders and scholars who will receive 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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A message from the 2013 Class Council President

When asked to describe what it means to be a graduate of the University of Rochester, I cannot even begin to attempt to describe the experiences we as students have had.

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Record Number of Students Earn Fulbright Grants

This year, a record-breaking 12 Rochester students and two alumni have been awarded Fulbright U.S. Student Grants

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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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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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Notable Moments From the Past 4 Years

Did the last four years seem like a blur? Take a look back at just a few of the notable moments at the University during the class of 2013’s time at Rochester.

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