Carleton’s Opening Convocation is the first campus-wide event of a new academic year. It is a time of joy as we reassemble to engage in discovery and exploration. An important tradition, the Opening Convocation ceremony is intended both to affirm continuity with the past and to embrace new beginnings. Classes will begin on Monday, September 12 at 8:30 a.m. with a special schedule of slightly shortened classes for the day to accommodate Opening Convocation at 3:00 p.m.The Opening Convocation ceremony program in Skinner Memorial Chapel on Monday, September 12 will begin at 3:00 p.m. The Opening Convocation Ceremony will be available for viewing via Zoom for those unable to attend. Please register in advance for this Convocation. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the Opening Convocation. The entire ceremony will be recorded and archived on the Convocations website.