All participating faculty are asked to wear academic regalia during Convocation, which will begin with an academic processional across the campus, leaving from the Cape Cod Lounge, going past the campus pond, around Herter Hall and then past the W.E.B. Du Bois Library before entering Stockbridge Hall — weather permitting.
If you plan to join the processional, please arrive at the Cape Cod Lounge no later than 10:15 am. Coffee and tea will be available. Volunteers will be on hand to assist with robing.
Please do not bring valuable items with you to the robing room. Although there will be a person the Cape Cod Lounge to oversee the room during the ceremony and reception, as a precaution we ask that you do not bring such items unless absolutely necessary.
Following the ceremony, please return to the Cape Cod Lounge to return rented regalia and to pick up any personal items. Please make sure that one of the volunteers has checked your name off the list before leaving your regalia so that we know you have returned yours.
The ceremony is expected to last approximately an hour. Immediately following the ceremony, all attendees are invited to a luncheon reception in the Student Union Ballroom.