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Opening Convocation

View the 2020 Opening Convocation video. Dr. Rebecca Root, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Studies, delivers a multimedia presentation on the 2020 First-Year Seminar summer reading selection, Exit West by Mohsin Hamid. Students will reflect on it further with their faculty and peers throughout their First-Year Seminar courses.

View the September 1st Virtual Q&A Session featuring Dr. Rebecca Root and Dr. Yvette Kisor.


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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 who 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.