Selected Speeches and Writings

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Opening Of The College: Bowdoin’s 217th Convocation

The College’s annual Convocation ceremony, marking the official opening of its 217th academic year, was held August 28, 2018, in Pickard Theater, Memorial Hall. In his “Opening of the College” address, President Clayton S. Rose welcomed students, as well as faculty and staff colleagues. 

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President Clayton Rose's Welcome to the Class of 2021

A few hours after first-year students had returned to campus from their orientation trips, on Saturday, they met in front of the steps of the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to hear from Interim Dean of First-year Students Melissa Quinby, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Whitney Soule, and Bowdoin College President Clayton Rose.

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President's Welcome to Families

President Clayton S. Rose welcomed parents, families, and guests of the Class of 2020 to the Bowdoin community in an address delivered August 23, 2016, in Kanbar Auditorium, Studzinski Recital Hall.

2017 COFHE Dinner Remarks

Text of President Clayton Rose's Consortium On Financing Higher Education (COFHE) Dinner Remarks

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Convocation 2015

Convocation 2015: President Clayton Rose's "Opening of the College" address

Convocation 2015

President Clayton Rose's Convocation 2015 "Opening of the College" Address Text

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President and Deans Welcome Incoming Students to Bowdoin

President Clayton Rose addresses the class from the steps of the Walker Art Building, and Dean of First Year Students Janet Lohmann and Dean of Admissions and Student Aid Scott Meiklejohn gave brief remarks.

“Your Long Strange Trip”

Text of Clayton Rose's 2015 Convocation Address, Booth School Of Business, University Of Chicago

Introductory Remarks

Text of Clayton Rose's Introductory Remarks, David Saul Smith Union, Bowdoin College