Opening Convocation

Opening Convocation

Sun Sep 18, 3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Rockefeller Chapel, 5850 South Woodlawn Avenue(Parent and Family Viewing Location Outside in Harper Quadrangle, Behind Harper Memorial Library, 1116 East 59th Street)

After bidding their parents and families farewell, students will join their peers in Rockefeller Chapel for the College’s formal welcome—the Opening Convocation. This longstanding tradition includes a welcome by Elizabeth Davenport, Dean of Rockefeller Chapel; music from the University’s Motet Choir; the presentation of the Class of 2020 and entering transfer students by Jim Nondorf, Vice President for Enrollment and Student Advancement and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, to Robert J. Zimmer, President of the University; the official presentation of the Class of 2020 Banner by an alumni leader; and an address about liberal education at the University delivered by John W. Boyer, Dean of the College.

Note: Seating in Rockefeller Chapel is for entering students only. All guests will be directed to Parent and Family Viewing outside in Harper Quadrangle. Limited seating is also available in Harper Memorial Library, Pick Hall, Social Sciences Research Building, and Stuart Hall for guests requiring additional accommodations.

The College greatly appreciates your patience regarding this event. Captioning and assisted listening devices are available in Rockefeller Chapel for students and in Harper Quadrangle and satellite viewing locations for guests.