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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 Claudia Rankine
Author of Citizen: An American Lyric

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 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 now 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 summer reading selection. This event provides students with a hands on opportunity to establish a more direct connection to the summer reading. First year students, in particular, engage with the book throughout their First Year Seminar.