President David Wippman at the 2019 Convocation.

Hamilton opened its 208th year with the traditional Convocation ceremony on Aug. 28. President David Wippman and members of the administration welcomed students and new faculty, and academic achievement prizes were awarded to 62 students. Members of the Class of '23 received and signed the College Honor Code during the ceremony.

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Watch the complete ceremony, or speeches from President David Wippman, Dean of Faculty Suzanne Keen, and Dean of Students Terry Martinez.

Classes begin on Thursday, Aug. 29.

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