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Convocation Exercises 2013

47 Seconds of Convocation

Watch these brief clips for a taste of Convocation speeches, and then visit the main pages under 2013 on the left for the full speeches.

President David Oxtoby and the College as a whole welcomed the Class of 2017 with convocation exercises in Bridges Hall of Music on Tuesday, September 3, 2013, in Bridges Hall of Music.

This year, the keynote speaker was Janice Hudgings, Pomona's new Vice President and Dean of the College and Seeley W. Mudd Professor of Physics. President David Oxtoby and Darrell Jones III, president of the Associated Students of Pomona College, also addressed the community. Joti Rockwell, Associate Professor of Music, provided special music for the event.

Convocation traditionally opens the academic year for first-year students and marks the conclusion of their Orientation Week.

Speeches from past convocations are available to be read or viewed using the navigation on the left.