University Convocation

We invite you to participate in the upcoming University Convocation, the official opening of the academic year, which will be held on August 24, 2019 at 5pm in Murphy Center. At Convocation, faculty and administrators will march in academic regalia to welcome the new class. We believe that having a strong representation by the faculty and administration in this event will help us in establishing both the seriousness of our commitment to the academic enterprise, and our desire to welcome new students into the community of scholars.

Our keynote speaker at Convocation will be Dr. Tara Westover, the author of our summer reading selection, Educated: A Memoir. Following the event, we invite all participants to join us for the traditional President’s Picnic. We believe this event will be well worth your investment of time and energy and will demonstrate our collective commitment to our academic community.

In order to properly prepare for the event, we need to gather a fair approximation of the number of faculty and administrators who will be joining us. To help us in the planning process we are asking you to let us know of your intention to join us. Please take a moment to complete the form below and submit it by August 9, 2019. We will provide you with additional details of the event closer to the actual date. Thank you for your support and assistance.