Hartwick College campus view of pergola on Founders' Way

Opening Convocation

2023 Ceremony

The Hartwick community gathered on August 24, 2023 at 10 a.m. under the tent on Frisbee Field to welcome new students during this year’s Opening Convocation. The time-honored ceremony marks the official start of the academic year.

The ceremony will included remarks from President Darren Reisberg, Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Cheryl Johnson, student speakers Nicole Chaora ’24 (physics major) Heidi Collischonn ’24 (music education major), and Student Government President Noah Hurt ’24 (criminal justice major).

Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Laurel Bongiorno and Vice President for Enrollment Management Bryan Gross also welcomed the new class.


Convocation Highlights

Hartwick College faculty welcome new students during procession at 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg speaks during 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College Vice President for Enrollment Management Bryan Gross speaks during 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Laurel Bongiorno speaks during 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College Student Government President Noah Hurt ’24 speaks at 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College student Heidi Collischonn ’24 speaks at 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Cheryl Johnson speaks at 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College student Nicole Chaora ’24 speaks at 2023 Opening Convocation
Hartwick College student leads 2023 Opening Convocation in singing the alma mater
Bagpipers lead Hartwick College 2023 Opening Convocation recessional
Hartwick College President Darren Reisberg leads 2023 Opening Convocation recessional

Ceremony Recording