The Green Apples

Kirkland College was founded as a women's college in 1968, and until it merged with Hamilton a decade later, it offered alternative educational opportunities for both women and men on the Hill. The green apple was Kirkland's emblem, and from the first graduation of the combined institutions, members of the graduating class have presented a green apple to the President as a way of acknowledging Kirkland's principles of diversity, flexibility and free inquiry.


Anne Marcoline '98 puts her green apple on the podium before receiving her diploma.