Final Scene

The Chapel

Published in the October 7, 2009, issue


 
Though the content of Opening Exercises has changed greatly over the years, the University Chapel — ­pictured empty and gleaming before ­students’ arrival — has been the ceremony’s home since 1929. The ­earliest known ­opening assembly was held in Nassau Hall in 1802, according to archivists.

Photograph by Ricardo Barros

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