What: Convocation, the official opening of the academic year
When: Monday (Aug. 26)
Time: 4:15 p.m.
Location: Eaton Chapel
Steeped in tradition, Convocation is the official end of summer and beginning of the academic year. The chapel is packed, the excitement builds, and it may just be your first chance to hear “Oh Beloit!” sung, in person.
First-years: Head to College Street with the rest of your FYI and your FYI advisor—this will take place about 3:50 p.m., and you’ll walk with the procession to the chapel.
Returning students: See you at the chapel at 4:15 p.m.
Faculty and staff: If you haven’t done so already, make sure to pick up your cap and gown from the Communications & Marketing office. (For your convenience, boxes and an attendant will be on the porch of Communications & Marketing after Convocation, and you can return your gowns there immediately, if you’d like.) At the right side of this post you’ll see the marching list; arrive at Chapin quad (in front of Commons) by 3:50 p.m. sharp. After the marshals have, well, marshaled everyone, the procession will leave Chapin quad, at about 4:10 p.m.
Reminder: Staff, faculty, remember to attend President Bierman and Melody Bierman’s Open House immediately following Convocation, at 709 College St.