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Winter 2017 (January 30, 2017 at 8:00 am)

Students Go First


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January 6, 2017 at 10:33 am

[W17] Students Marching for Convocation, 2016
Photo by: Nick Mischler'14

At last fall’s Convocation, the formal ceremony that kicks off the academic year, new students marched en masse to Eaton Chapel along College Street through a phalanx of cheering faculty instead of the other way around. For years, the robed administrators and faculty marched first, while first-year students lined the parade route, waiting for faculty and staff to pass before turning and following them into the chapel. Another new twist on a traditional ceremony came at the end of the event. New students exiting Eaton Chapel were met by a large contingent of returning students who welcomed them with raucous applause.

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