Students walking down the front, outdoor steps of the Chapel with other students holding up Richmond College class flags.

Investiture 2023: Welcome Class of 2027!

August 27, 2023

On August 27, 2023, Richmond College held its annual Investiture ceremony for the Class of 2027.

A tradition that began with Dean Emeritus Richard Mateer, Investiture was established as a matriculation ceremony to welcome first-year students into the College and University.

During Investiture, our first-year students recited and signed the honor pledge, received their class coins, and were presented with their class flag.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the class was given a charge to live by the mantra of Take Care of Yourself, Others, and This Place before proceeding out of the Chapel under an arch of retired class flags, representative of classes that came before them.

We are thrilled to have the Class of 2027 at the University of Richmond, and we cannot wait to see all that they will accomplish.

Please join us in welcoming the Class of 2027!