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Convocation 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 1:30 p.m.

Drexel University Daskalakis Athletic Center
3301 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Convocation marks the traditional beginning of the academic year and offers a chance to rededicate ourselves to Drexel's mission of teaching, research and service to society. The ceremony serves as a reminder of how fortunate we are to be part of a long legacy of educators and innovators, connected by a desire to shape future generations and build a stronger community.

The 2017 Convocation will take place on Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. in the Drexel University Daskalakis Athletic Center. Faculty, professional staff and graduate students are invited and encouraged to attend the ceremony. Please register online by Friday, September 8. Regalia can be ordered during registration courtesy of the Office of the Provost.

The keynote address will be delivered by Ana V. Diez Roux, MD, PhD, MPH, Dean and Distinguished University Professor of Epidemiology in the Dana and David Dornsife School of Public Health at Drexel University. Diez Roux is internationally known for her research on the social determinants of population health and the study of how neighborhoods affect health. She is leading the effort to better understand the drivers of population health and the actions we can take to improve health and eliminate health disparities, especially in urban areas.

Procession and Regalia

Convocation begins with a procession of faculty, professional staff and graduate students in academic regalia. 

Faculty, professional staff and graduate students who are processing should gather at 12:30 p.m. at Lancaster Walk to pick up their regalia. Refreshments will be provided. Participants will begin lining up by college or school, and the procession into the ceremony will begin promptly at 1:30 p.m. Please register online by Friday, September 8, 2017. Regalia can be ordered during registration courtesy of the Office of the Provost.

Stage Party

Members of the Executive Council are invited to join the trustees and special guests as part of the stage party. The stage party should gather at 1 p.m. in the hospitality room of the Daskalakis Athletic Center to pick up their regalia. Refreshments will be provided. The stage party will begin lining up at 1:30 p.m. Please register online by Friday, September 8, 2017. Regalia can be ordered during registration courtesy of the Office of the Provost.

General Attendance and Reception

The Daskalakis Athletic Center will open for general attendance at 12 p.m., through the north entrance. Professional staff should check with their supervisor before attending. All attendees are requested to register online by Friday, September 8, 2017.

Disability Accommodations

Attendees requiring specific aids or services should contact the Office of Disability Resources directly at 215.895.1401 or disability@drexel.edu.

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