Convocation brings together the Wilson community – students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends – to celebrate the new academic year.
The 2019 Convocation is at 11 a.m., Sept. 10, in the Alumnae Chapel in Thomson Hall.
The event begins with the procession of Wilson faculty and seniors in full regalia, followed by the rest of the student body.
Convocation’s theme this year is Living Boldy. The speaker is Professor Jill Hummer.
The ceremony concludes with all new Wilson members signing the Honor Principle and a recessional of faculty and the student body.
Convocation, from the Latin convocare, can be translated as a "calling together", and defined as a "ceremonial assembly of members of a college or university".
Wilson College has a long-standing tradition of calling together her members twice a year, at the beginning of each semester. Held in the Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall, faculty, students, staff and adminstrators are all called to participate in this important academic event.