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Convocation 2020

Watch the 2020 Convocation Ceremony:

Wednesday, September 30, 1:00 p.m.

Virtual Convocation Ceremony 2020

On Wednesday, September 30th, Drexel celebrated its 2020 Convocation ceremony. Convocation is a special tradition for marking the beginning of the academic year and offers a chance to rededicate ourselves to Drexel’s mission of teaching and experiential learning, research and service to society. At this historic moment, the need to come together was more important than ever. Watch the video above to hear reflections on how each of us will play an integral role in shaping the future of our University, country and global community.


  • Paul Jensen, PhD, Executive Vice President and Nina Henderson Provost
  • John Fry, President
  • Kim Gholston, Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer
  • Theodore Corbin, MD, MPP, FACEP, Associate Dean, Community And External Affairs, College of Medicine; Medical Director, Healing Hurt People
  • Elisabeth J. Van Bockstaele, PhD, Senior Vice President for Graduate and Online Education; Dean, Graduate College
  • Tim Hanlon, Student Body President, Undergraduate Student Government Association


Learn more about past Convocations