Convocation, held this year at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, August 29, is the annual “coming together” of students, faculty, and staff as a community to celebrate the beginning of the academic year.
A new tradition begins as Convocation will be held at 11 a.m. in the Ozinga Chapel on the first day of classes. Classes that are normally scheduled for 11 a.m. on that day will meet at 10 a.m. This is ONLY for the first day of class.
Light refreshments will be provided after the ceremony, and attendees are encouraged to use the extended time to meet new students, faculty, and staff, and to re-connect over lunch.
The ceremony will include music, prayer, and calling toward community. This year’s Convocation speaker is Dr. Bob Rice, professor of history and recent recipient of the Professor of the Year Award.
“This is our annual opportunity to gather together as a full community,” said Registrar Chris Huang. “Because of our identity as a Christian college, we believe this gathering is significant as it calls us to unity and purpose in Christ as we begin good work together.”