Students chatting with President Wendy Libby

Information for Students

RAIN PLAN IS IN EFFECT. Students are to proceed directly to the Edmunds Center.

Convocation signifies the formal opening of the 2015-2016 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

Graduate Students

President's Home on the porch

Class of 2016 (Seniors)

President's Home in the garden

Class of 2017 (Juniors)

Quad/Palm Court

Class of 2018 (Sophomores)

Stetson Green

Class of 2019 (Freshmen)

Rinker Field

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.

Convocation will be followed by the Community Dinner at 6:30 p.m. in the Hollis Center. All students are welcome to attend. Students that have a meal plan will swipe at the entry as usual.

If you anticipate barriers that would hinder your access or participation in this event, email [email protected].