Rollins welcomed the Class of 2014 with all of the traditional pomp and
circumstance of Convocation. Gathered in the Alfond Sports Center on
Friday, August 20, incoming students and many of their parents enjoyed
the pageantry and comments from College administrators and student
“Just being here today means that you’ve already accomplished great things,” said Nick Horsmon (Class of 2011), president of the Student Government Association. “Get ready for the time of your life here.”
Matt Killian (Class of 2012), chair of the Academic Honor Council, also welcomed the students, who together signed the Academic Honor Code. A student-led initiative that was put into effect in 2006, the Code puts the judicial process of academic violations in the hands of students.
Interim Provost Laurie Joyner told the class that she had every expectation that their class “would make important contributions to further enhance the national and international reputation of this great college.” She also shared: “Rollins provides the best of an ideal-sized liberal arts college experience focused on caring and personal relationships while offering opportunities for intellectual, social, artistic, and athletic development that rivals that of much larger institutions.”