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MANDATORY FOR ALL STUDENTS
At Opening Convocation, the new class of first year and transfer students is presented to the College. Each new student places a sprig of ivy into a basket, symbolic of that which the individual student brings to the campus. The ivy, grown over the year into a continuous vine, will connect the lives of faculty, staff, and students. At graduation, the students are cut from the ivy chain, symbolic of the student’s departure from this community to enter a new life. It is hoped that the student will plant the ivy to grow in a new place, beginning a new life, enriched by the Eureka College experience. The dress for the event is business casual (nice shirt, dress pants, skirt, etc.)