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Convocation represents the formal opening of the 2019-2020 academic year. This year’s Convocation is Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 5 p.m. in the Edmunds Center, and all faculty and staff are asked to participate.

The Convocation speaker is Stetson University alumna Robin M. Diedrichs ’92, MEd ’00, fourth-grade teacher and Volusia County Schools Teacher of the Year 2017.

Convocation will also be live streamed by Stetson Broadcast Productions at

Faculty (in academic regalia) should gather in the Hollis Center Lounge at 4:30 p.m. in preparation for the processional. In the event of rain, faculty are to proceed directly to the Edmunds Center, southeast side of the lobby. The platform party will meet in the Hall of Fame room on the second floor of the Edmunds Center.

Staff members should plan to arrive at the Edmunds Center at 4:30 p.m. Ushers will be available to direct you to the floor seating reserved for staff.

Convocation will count as a Cultural Credit. Students will scan their ID’s as they leave the Edmunds Center following the ceremony.

Following Convocation, students, faculty and staff are invited to join us for a Community Dinner in the Carlton Union Building, Lynn Commons. Students with meal plans will swipe their ID for entry. Faculty, staff and students without a meal plan will simply need to show their ID at the door.

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