Legacies of Detention, Isolation, and Quarantine
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Penn’s newest students gathered on College Green on Monday, Aug. 30, to kick off the University’s 282nd year.
Defined by their mission-driven grit and unity as a community, the Class of 2024 is welcomed with open arms—and inspired to ‘make the impossible possible’—during such an unprecedented time.
At Monday’s Convocation, Penn’s newest students were welcomed to the University family. “The very first step in expanding your orbit is reaching out to somebody new,” President Amy Gutmann said.
Welcoming students at a ceremony on College Green, President Gutmann encouraged the Class of 2022 to work together, with each other, and the Penn community.
As the sun set before the first day of classes for the Class of 2021, the annual Convocation ceremony, a tradition dating back to 1910, served as a formal welcome for Penn’s incoming class.