Class Traditions

Each class at Emmanuel participates in a tradition that celebrates the beginning, the journey and aspirations for the future.

Emmanuel Traditions - Events

Traditions play a major role in the life of Emmanuel men and women. Many of these traditions can be traced back to the very first years of the College's founding. Each year, an Emmanuel student experiences a new tradition, marking yet another milestone in his or her career as a student.

First-year students kick-off their initial semester at Emmanuel with a special ceremony during Move-In Weekend. Sophomores participate in the pinning ceremony that celebrates the declaration of their majors. In the fall, juniors have their class rings blessed. The Cap and Gown Ceremony recognizes senior status at Emmanuel, as students don the attire that they will proudly wear as they walk across the stage to receive their diplomas in May.

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