OFFICE OF THE PROVOST AND SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT FOR ACADEMIC AFFAIRS
M E M O R A N D U M
TO: Faculty and Staff
FROM: Phyllis W. Dawkins, Ph.D.
Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs
RE: ANNUAL HONORS CONVOCATION
DATE: 07 March 2013
The 2013 Annual Honors Convocation will be held Tuesday, March 26th at 11:00 a.m. in the Alfred K. Lawless Memorial Chapel. The speaker for this occasion will be Representative Patrick O. Jefferson.
Your participation in the Honors Convocation is one of the primary obligations of a full-time faculty and is, thereby, listed on the academic calendar and contract as one of the many events you are required to attend. Classes will be cancelled from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Should a personal emergency arise that would interfere with attendance at this ceremony, faculty should contact the respective Dean and the Provost, immediately.
The faculty and staff must assemble in academic regalia by 10:45 a.m., in front of Rosenwald Hall. The Faculty Marshals will arrange the order of the procession and will lead faculty and staff members to their reserved seats. The procession will begin promptly at 11:00 a.m. Faculty and staff members not in academic regalia will not be permitted to march into the Chapel with the faculty.
In the processional, the Faculty Marshals will seat the students, followed by the student processional which is directed by the Student Marshals. When the students are seated, the University Marshals will lead the platform guests into the Chapel.
In the recessional, the platform party will proceed followed by the faculty, staff, and then the students.
Academic regalia and dark colors are required for all participants in the academic procession. Males should remove their caps prior to the invocation and place them on their heads just before marching out, after the benediction.
For rental of academic regalia please order from Ms. Lucy Green in the Campus Bookstore.
Your participation is central to the continued success and reverence of this ceremony. I hope to see each of you there.