Information for Students
Opening Convocation signifies the formal opening of the 2014-2015 academic year. All students, faculty and staff are asked to participate. Faculty and students will gather in specific areas across campus prior to the processional to the Edmunds Center. The graduate students will lead the processional as the Hollis Center victory bell begins to chime at 5:15 p.m.
Students should arrive in their gathering area by 5 p.m. Comfortable shoes are recommended due to the walk across campus. Staff will be available at each gathering area to answer questions.
Where to Gather
President's Home on the porch
Class of 2015 (Seniors)
President's Home in the garden
Class of 2016 (Juniors)
Class of 2017 (Sophomores)
Class of 2018 (Freshmen)
Please move quickly from your first-year seminar to the field in order to gather and have time to sign the pledge.
Recessional and Community Dinner
There will be a recessional for the platform party and faculty immediately following the benediction. Please be considerate of academic protocol by waiting for the recessional to end before leaving your seat and exiting the Edmunds Center.
The community dinner will be held in the Carlton Union Building following Convocation. All students are welcome to attend. Students that have a meal plan will swipe as normal, all others will be able to eat free of charge.
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