Just before a new semester begins, Rollins360 looks back at some of the best photos of the 2015-16 academic year.
August 19: More than 500 first-year students from 35 states and 29 countries arrived on campus. Read more
August 20: Members of the Class of 2019 posed for their first photo together.
August 25: Students took a break from orientation activities to relax in a ball pit on The Green.
September 11: Students paused for a moment of silence at the 9/11 Memorial on campus. Read more
September 11: Later in the afternoon, students cheered the men’s and women’s soccer teams during matches against the University of West Florida.
September 28: Students in Associate Professor of Art Josh Almond’s Foundations in Sculpture course connected with their inner spirit animals. Read more
October 23: Students participated in sunset yoga on The Green.
November 12: The College’s new pub-style restaurant, Dave’s Boathouse, opened its doors to the public. (Photo by Brian Carlson) Read more
January 21: Rollins kicked off its annual weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. with a candlelight vigil. Read more
January 23: Students honored MLK’s legacy with a day of volunteer service. Here, students sort books at Grand Avenue Primary Learning Center. Read more
February 20: A small group played spike ball on The Green.
March 17: The Rollins Debate Team kicked off the 11th Annual Summit on Transforming Learning with a debate over whether American colleges and universities should prefer freedom of speech over racially sensitive speech. Read more
March 30: Rollins celebrated its highly anticipated annual Fox Day. See more photos
April 2: Rollins launched the inauguration week of its 15th president with a day of service. Here, Peg Cornwell and a young friend plant new landscape in downtown Winter Park's Central Park. Read more
April 9: Rollins inaugurated Grant H. Cornwell as its 15th president. The ceremony was followed by a Festival of Light to celebrate the newest chapter in the College’s history. Watch the video
May 7: Rollins celebrated the Hamilton Holt School’s Class of 2016. Among the graduates were Jon Viera ’16MHR and his service dog, Hollywood, who became the first recipient of the College’s honorary “dogorate” degree. Read more
May 12: Students in Chemistry professor Pedro Bernal’s course, Water, Sanitation, and Health in the Dominican Republic, headed to Lake Apopka to learn how to test water samples. Later in the summer, the class partnered with the Center for Leadership & Community Engagement and traveled to the Dominican Republic for a service-learning experience to help provide household water filters. Read more
May 18: Rollins celebrated the Class of 2016 graduates of the Colleges of Arts & Sciences and Professional Studies. Read more
June 13: In response to the shooting that took the lives of 49 people at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Rollins held a vigil for peace in Knowles Memorial Chapel. Read more
June 21: While most of the students were away from campus during the summer, some stayed to conduct original research through the College’s Student Faculty Collaborative Scholarship Program. Some of the projects will continue in the fall 2016 semester.