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Flag Display in Hirst Lounge

The flag display in Hirst Lounge is one representation of the diversity of students on our campus. This display is updated each year in November prior to International Education Week to represent the current student population at the University of Rochester.

The list of flags displayed is created from several data sources to establish one list that encompasses students sponsored for study, matriculated student’s citizenships, students who are from US territories and students who identify with a Native American sovereign nation.

In the spirit of inclusivity, there is a petition process each fall where matriculated students may petition to have a flag added to the display if their citizenship information was not captured by the original data pull. Students submitting a petition that meet all of the qualifications will be asked to provide proof of citizenship/tribal enrollment in order to have their petition approved.

Frequently asked questions about the flag display

Petition for a Flag Display

The petition process for the current academic year is closed and will reopen in the fall of 2020.

Process for Yearly Display Update

Wilson Commons purchases new flags, when needed, and displays flags following these guidelines and the flag protocol issued by Office of Global Engagement:

  • There are four distinct displays for flags: UN Recognized States, Other Countries and Regions, Native American Sovereign Nations, and US Territories
  • Flags of United Nations Recognized States are displayed in alphabetical order according to the country’s English name 
  • Other Countries and Regions on the sponsored for study list will be displayed in alphabetical order according to their English name
  • Native American Sovereign Nation flags that are found on the Department of Interior Website are displayed in alphabetical order
  • US territories listed are displayed in the order of admission to the union

The committee to review the intent of the flag display, the process, and any submitted petitions is comprised of representatives from The College Dean's Office, Dean of Students Office, Office of Global Engagement, Wilson Commons Student Activities, Students' Association Government, International Student Affairs Committee, and the Campus Center Building Manager team.

Flag Display for the 2019-2020 Academic Year

The list of displayed flags was last updated: November 21, 2019.

UN Recognized States: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z
Other Countries and Regions | Native American Sovereign Nations | U.S. Territories

Flags of UN Recognized States

A

Afghanistan
Albania
Andorra
Angola
Antigua
Argentina
Armenia
Australia
Austria
Azerbaijan

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B

Bahrain
Bangladesh
Barbados
Belarus
Belize
Benin
Bhutan
Bolivia, Plurinational State of
Bosnia
Botswana
Brazil
Bulgaria
Burkina Faso

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C

Cameroon
Canada
Central African Republic
Chad
Chile
China
Colombia
Costa Rica
Côte d'Ivoire
Croatia
Cuba
Cyprus
Czech Republic

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D

Democratic Republic Of Congo
Denmark
Dominica
Dominican Republic

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E

Ecuador
Egypt
El Salvador
Equatorial Guinea
Estonia
Eswatini
Ethiopia

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F

Finland
France

G

Gambia, Republic of The
Georgia
Germany
Ghana
Greece
Guatemala
Guyana

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H

Haiti
Honduras
Hungary

I

Iceland
India
Indonesia
Iran, Islamic Republic of
Iraq
Ireland
Israel
Italy

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J

Jamaica
Japan
Jordan

K

Kazakhstan
Kenya
Kosovo
Kuwait
Kyrgyzstan

L

Lebanon
Liberia
Libya
Lithuania

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M

Madagascar
Malawi
Malaysia
Maldives
Mali
Mauritius
Mexico
Moldova, Republic of
Mongolia
Montenegro
Morocco
Myanmar

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N

Namibia
Nepal
Netherlands
New Zealand
Nicaragua
Niger
Nigeria
North Macedonia
Norway

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O

Oman

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P

Pakistan
Palestine, State of
Paraguay
Peru
Philippines
Poland
Portugal

R

Republic of Korea
Romania
Russian Federation
Rwanda

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S

Saint Lucia
Saudi Arabia
Senegal
Serbia
Sierra Leone
Singapore
Slovakia
Somalia
South Africa
South Sudan
Spain
Sri Lanka
Sudan
Switzerland
Syrian Arab Republic

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T

Tajikistan
Tanzania, United Republic of
Thailand
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Tunisia
Turkey

U

Uganda
Ukraine
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Uruguay
United States of America
Uzbekistan

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V

Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
Viet Nam

Z

Zambia
Zimbabwe

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Other Countries and Regions

Hong Kong, SAR
Taiwan

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Native American Sovereign Nations

Cherokee Nation
Iroquois Confederacy
Native Hawaiian
Navajo Nation
Narragansett Indian Tribe
Oglala Sioux Tribe
Oneida Tribe of Indians
Prairie Band Potawatomi
Pueblo of New Mexico
Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa
Seneca Nation
Washoe Tribe of Nevada

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US Territories

District of Columbia
Guam
Virgin Islands
Puerto Rico
Northern Marianas

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