matriculation convocation

Ripon College 2014 Matriculation Convocation

Saturday, August 23, 2014, 3:00 pm


New students and their families are invited to the President’s Home at One Merriman Lane to join faculty, staff and administrators in one of Ripon College’s most time-honored traditions. During the Matriculation Ceremony students are welcomed to the Ripon community by faculty wearing Academic Dress, a tradition dating back to the Middle Ages.

All new Ripon College students will be presented with a coin during the Matriculation Convocation ceremony. Instituted by President Zach P. Messitte, the coin, along with a handshake from the president and interim vice president and dean of faculty, welcomes new students into the Ripon College academic community and symbolically initiates their march toward graduation.

An ice cream social will follow at the President’s Home. Students, parents, and families are invited to enjoy refreshments and visit with Ripon faculty and staff. Dress is casual.

Parking is available in the Storzer and Rodman lots near the President’s home.

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