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Dickinson College welcomed the class of 2022 and kicked off the academic year on Sunday, Sept. 2, with a Convocation ceremony that encouraged students to embrace rigorous thought, ethics, tolerance and truth.
"Since the founding of this nation, Dickinson College has been educating leaders dedicated to creating a more just and equitable society—a more perfect union," said Dickinson President Margee Ensign in her Convocation address. "Such leadership calls for rigor of thought, ethical grounding, tolerance, and certainly—most certainly—it calls for a love of truth. That's who we are. That's what we do."
The Convocation ceremony capped off a week that saw 636 new Dickinsonians arrive on campus and participate in Move-In Day, Pre-Orientation Adventures and Orientation. In addition to learning to find their way around campus, the new students participated in community-service projects, team-building experiences and a wide range of activities focused on ethics, civil discourse, inclusivity and engaged citizenship.
Sunday's Convocation ceremony also included the presentation of several college awards to current students:
Following Ensign's address and the awards presentations, which included recognition of 2018 Ganoe Award recipient David O’Connell, assistant professor of political science, the class of 2022 ascended the old stone steps of Old West to officially sign in to the college. This symbolic journey will be completed in four years during Commencement 2022, when students walk down those same steps as graduates.
Published September 2, 2018