Opening Convocation will be preceded by our traditional Academic Procession, in which all faculty are encouraged to participate and academic dress is customarily worn. Administrative staff are welcome to join the procession.  The Academic Procession will assemble at 2:45 p.m. in front of Laird Hall. There will be two columns for each academic rank but you may line up in any order you wish within your rank. Administrators should join the procession at positions appropriate to their length of service.

Order of Academic Procession

College Marshal
President Alison R. Byerly and Special Speaker
Provost Michelle Mattson and Dean of Students Carolyn Livingston
Chaplain Carolyn Fure-Slocum
Emeriti Faculty
Associate Professors
Assistant Professors