University of Rochester

College Convocation 2010

  • crowds at convocation

    Convocation 2010

  • crowds at convocation
  • crowds at convocation
  • Richard Feldman
    Dean of the College Richard Feldman greets students and families.
  • crowds at convocation
  • President Seligman and crowds at convocation
    President Seligman said that the University's motto, Meliora ("ever better"), is not only a word but "captures the essence" of life at the University.
  • President Seligman
    He stressed that developing a balance in each student's life is important. "We know you have the seriousness of purpose and the ability to get it right."
  • Asad Arastu
    President of the sophomore class council Asad Arastu welcomes the new freshman students and their families.
  • Celia Applegate
    Celia Applegate, professor of history and a scholar of German history, focused her remarks on the true function of education: "foster enthusiasm for the pursuit of knowledge."

At the College Convocation ceremony on Eastman Quadrangle on Thursday, August 26, President Seligman and other College officials and representatives of faculty and students addressed members of the Class of 2014 and their families.

Convocation is the official start of the academic year.