Welcome, New Bishops

Convocation celebrates newest members of the Ohio Wesleyan family

Members of Ohio Wesleyan’s incoming class are greeted by the faculty as they make their way to the University’s Opening Convocation ceremony in Phillips Glen. (Photo by Sara Blake)

Ohio Wesleyan University welcomed the Class of 2016 and celebrated the start of the 2012-2013 academic year with a Convocation ceremony that challenged OWU’s newest Bishops to make the most of their college careers.

“As you take your place at Ohio Wesleyan, I challenge you to ready yourself for an intellectual journey in which you open your mind and unleash the full force of your intellectual capacity to immerse yourself in the world of ideas, to be bold, to ask the big questions, and to pursue the ultimate solutions to the most pressing problems of this global society,” President Rock Jones told the new students. “Take the courageous step to channel the power of your intellect and passion in to an education that frees you to live and learn beyond the boundaries.

“On this bright day, you stand on the threshold of an amazing four-year journey,” Jones continued. “When you gather next as a class in this setting on Mother’s Day 2016 and look at this journey in the rear-view mirror, what will you see? And how will you be different? It is a remarkable thing to consider. And it is a privilege to imagine being a part of the journey with you.”

With approximately 600 students, Ohio Wesleyan’s Class of 2016 represents the university’s largest incoming class in more than five years. The class includes students from 33 states and 22 countries.

Read the president’s complete remarks, learn more about the Class of 2016, view a photo gallery from the week’s events, or watch the full Convocation ceremony.

Welcome home to the newest members of the OWU family!

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