Opening Convocation

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President Peter P. Mercer and the Board of Trustees
cordially invite all faculty, staff, and students to

Opening Convocation

Featuring guest speaker Héctor Tobar
Author of Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at 2 p.m.

Arena, Bill Bradley Sports and Recreation Center

Book signing to follow immediately in the Spectator Lobby. Copies of the book are available for purchase in the Campus Bookstore.

Opening Convocation is an all-college event that welcomes the beginning of the new academic year. It is a formal academic ceremony that highlights the summer reading selection and provides an experiential learning opportunity for all of our students. Students, faculty, staff and friends of Ramapo College gather for Convocation to hear from a guest speaker that is associated with the First-Year Seminar’s summer reading selection. This event provides students with a hands on opportunity to establish a more direct connection to the summer reading.


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