Academic Year Officially Gets Underway with Fall Convocation

Posted September 6th, 2012 at 5:09 pm.

Last Wednesday, Bryn Mawr President Jane McAuliffe and other College officials addressed a crowded Goodhart Hall as they welcomed the Class of 2016.

This week, it was the members of the Class of 2013 taking center stage as their final year at Bryn Mawr officially began with the fall Convocation on Tuesday.

Convocation is a ceremony for the entire campus community to celebrate the start of the new academic year. The event begins with a bag-piper-led procession of the graduating class, faculty, and senior staff in academic regalia into Goodhart Hall, where they hear remarks from a member of the faculty, fellow students, and Bryn Mawr’s president.

In addition to McAuliffe, this year’s speakers were English Professor Jane Hedley, graduate students Lindsey Dever and Stella Diakou, and Jomaira Salas ’13.

After Convocation, Bryn Mawr held a “South of the Border” party. While the festivities had to be moved inside due to bad weather, students, faculty, and staff enjoyed great food in the dining halls and music, dancing, and dessert in Thomas Great Hall.

For highlights, see the below video.

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