2012 Opening Convocation
Thursday, Aug. 23
The term “convocation” has its roots in Latin and simply means “coming together.”
Each year, Opening Convocation marks the beginning of Susquehanna's new academic year as new students come together as a class for the first time.
The ceremony welcomes Susquehanna's incoming class, and students as well as their family members are invited to attend the ceremony in which the faculty marshal officially opens the new academic year. A number of university dignitaries, including the president, provost and member of the university's Board of Trustees, welcome the new students.
Convocation 2012 Highlights Video
Susquehanna welcomes the Class of 2016 and transfer students on Aug. 23, 2012.
Faculty Marshal and Associate Professor of Communications Kate Hastings, Ph.D., describes Susquehanna University's mace and President's Seal of Office.