Category Archives: Special Issue

Convocation 2014 | Special Issue

Convocation 2014The 2014 Convocation awarded 23 Ph.Ds to Rockefeller graduate fellows, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,150. The luncheon preceding the ceremony was held for the first time in the new, grandly restored Great Hall of Welch. Following tradition, faculty mentors joined their students in a procession across the campus, then presented each at a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium. Afterward, the campus community turned out for a reception in Weiss Café to celebrate the graduates.

Convocation 2013 | Special Issue

Convocation 2013The 2013 Convocation awarded 17 Ph.Ds to Rockefeller graduate fellows, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,127. Although rain in the early afternoon forced the cancellation of the traditional academic procession from Weiss to Caspary Auditorium, it did not dampen spirits. Following tradition, faculty mentors presented each student at a formal ceremony in Caspary. Afterwards, the campus community turned out for a reception in Weiss Café to celebrate the graduates.

Convocation 2012 | Special Issue

Convocation_BMarks_2012_v3The 2012 Convocation honored one of the largest graduating classes in Rockefeller history with 40 Ph.Ds awarded, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,110. Celebrations included an evening reception for the graduates and their families, a luncheon, the traditional cap-and-gown procession across campus, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium during which graduates were presented with personal remarks from their mentors and a campus-wide celebration on the Peggy Rockefeller Plaza.

Convocation 2011 | Special Issue

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This year’s Convocation celebration honored 23 graduates, bringing the total number of Rockefeller alumni to 1,070. Events included an evening reception for the graduates and their families, a luncheon, the traditional cap-and-gown procession across campus, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium and a campus-wide celebration on
the Peggy Rockefeller Plaza.

Convocation 2010 | Special Issue

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With the graduation of its 52nd class, the alumni of The Rockefeller University’s graduate program now number 1,047. This year’s Convocation celebration included a French bistro-themed reception in the President’s House, a luncheon, the traditional cap-and-gown procession across campus, a formal ceremony in Caspary Auditorium and a campus-wide celebration in Weiss Café.

Convocation 2007 | Convocation, Special Issue

Convocation 2007 Founder's StepsFor Rockefeller University’s newest class of scientists, the pomp and circumstance of June 21 was infused with a strong dose of high spirits. Rock­efeller’s 49th Convocation began with a Moroccan-inspired reception on June 20, followed the next day by a formal luncheon, gowning and a procession across campus, a graduation ceremony presided over by President Paul Nurse and a gala reception in Weiss Café. More