Thursday, September 27, 11:00 a.m.
Drexel University Main Building Auditorium
3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
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All faculty, advisors, professional staff and graduate students are invited to 2018 Convocation on Thursday, September 27th. I am encouraging you to attend this year’s Convocation that marks the beginning of the academic year and offers the Drexel community a chance to rededicate ourselves to Drexel's mission of teaching, research and service to society. In addition to marking the beginning of the academic year, Convocation 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. All faculty, advisors, professional staff and graduate students are invited to our 2018 Convocation on Thursday, September 27th.
Convocation begins with a procession of faculty, advisors, professional staff and graduate students in academic regalia. As we gather as a scholarly community, we celebrate our accomplishments and those of our students as well as recognize Drexel’s broad impact regionally and globally. The keynote speaker will be Scott Cooper, PhD, President and CEO of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. An international museum professional and heritage preservation scholar, Cooper has spent over two decades protecting, promoting and transforming cultural sites and institutions in countries around the world.
As you know, each year we aspire for even more participation at Convocation. As with previous years, we look forward to recognizing new faculty during the ceremony. This year, I would like for us to recognize our advisors in attendance with a special seating location. In addition, the Office of Provost is going to highlight, through publicizing a picture of their faculty, the school/college with the highest participation.
Date and Time: Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 11 a.m
Place: Drexel University Main Building Auditorium
Classes: Faculty are encouraged to reschedule classes from 10am to 2pm either by offering online instruction or moving the in-person class to Tuesday, November 20th. In some cases, a class may not be able to be rescheduled and those classes may be held during Convocation. Faculty should notify students of the schedule by the first day of classes, Monday, September 24th.
Registration: Please register by Monday, September 10 at which time regalia may be ordered.
Ordering Regalia: Order regalia during registration courtesy of the Office of the Provost.
Regalia Pick-up and Procession: Faculty, advisors, professional staff and graduate students who are processing should gather at 10 a.m. in the Bossone Research Center lobby 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 11 a.m.
General Attendance and Reception: Advisors and professional staff who will not process with regalia are invited to attend Convocation and the Reception as well. The Main Building Auditorium will open for general attendance at 10 a.m. Advisors and professional staff should check with their supervisor before attending. General attendance guests are asked to register online by Monday, September 10, 2018.
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 10:30 a.m. in the Office of the President to pick up their regalia. Refreshments will be provided. The stage party will begin lining up at 11 a.m.
Disability Accommodations: Attendees requiring specific aids or services should contact the Office of Disability Resources directly at 215.895.1401 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Learn more about past Convocations