Attendance - Convocation

The Convocation Program is one way the College brings together the campus community to express and consider the unique values involved in a church-related, liberal arts education as these values are focused in vital issues, such as education, religion, and social concerns. Recognizing the importance of gathering together regularly as a community to learn, reflect, and engage with each other, the Convocation Hour occurs on the first Thursday of each month (excluding December, January, and May) during the academic year from 11:10 a.m. to 12:10 pm. This is a time set aside for reflection, meditation, and intellectual contemplation on Centenaryís campus. During the Convocation Hour, no other events may be scheduled on campus by faculty, staff, or students, with the exception of official Board of Trustees meetings and academic classes that begin at noon. All campus offices are urged to close for the Convocation Hour with the exception of those providing essential or emergency services. The Convocations Committee will program the Convocation Hour. The standard deadline for submitting proposals for the Convocation Hour is six months before the planned event.

Periodically, these may be scheduled on Tuesday mornings (Presidentís Convocation) or other times. On occasions these gatherings are academic convocations resulting in formal processionals by faculty, staff and seniors. Incoming first year students participate in the Presidentís convocation. Religious programs can also be held during this time period. Student Handbook (2002-03), pp. 58-59.

Last updated 5/3/2010