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140th CONVOCATION & CELEBRATION
Convocation is the summons of people together to conduct business. For academia, convocation is a gathering signaling the welcoming of a new class of students into the academic community. For Shorter University, this event symbolizes passing the responsibility for the freshman from the Office of Admissions to the Schools and Faculty.
The goal of such a formal ceremony to recognize this passing is to promote a community of learners with students realizing their identity as a class and important part of the community and with faculty and staff displaying their involvement and commitment to the student learners. The formal ceremony concludes with faculty and staff welcoming, in two rows with loud applause, the incoming class through the gate, “Enter to Learn.” It is at commencement ceremonies where those graduating from this class leave our community of learners through the parallel gate, “Go Forth to Serve.”
WE HAVE NEWLY DESIGNED CUSTOM GOWNS FOR SENIORS!
IIf you have already picked up a gown from last year, please return it to the bookstore to exchange it for the new gown. New gowns have blue lapels only (no seal on the shoulder). Caps and gowns are paid for in your graduation fee.
Caps and gown are available for pick-up beginning Wednesday, August 15 in the campus bookstore.
Bookstore hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please pick up your cap and gown NO LATER THAN MONDAY, AUGUST 20!
Attendance is required at Convocation on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 at 10 a.m.
Ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. in Winthrop-King Centre
President Don Dowless will be our speaker this year.
Faculty: Line-up will begin at 9:30 in the dance studio in Winthrop-King Centre – full regalia required.
Seniors: Line-up will begin at 9:15 in front of the athletic administrative office in Winthrop-King Centre – full regalia required.
Additionally, faculty/staff & Senior year book photos will be made on Tuesday after the ceremony in the Austin Moses Room – from 11 – 1:30. Faculty & Seniors will be photographed in regalia
Sophomores & Juniors: You should be in your designated bleacher seating no later than 9:50 am.
Freshmen: Meet with your peer mentors at previously designated location at 9:30 am.
Convocation Tee Shirts and Distribution Schedule
All students will receive tee shirts for Convocation to be worn on Tuesday, August 21, 2012.
Freshman, Sophomores and Juniors - please pick up your tee shirt and wear it to the Convocation ceremony.
Seniors- you must wear your Caps and Gowns to the Ceremony at 10am. However, you may pick up your tee shirts as our gift to you. Please report to Winthrop King Centre (by Athletics Administration office) by 9:15am in full regalia to receive line up instructions.
Tee Shirt Distribution Schedule
Tee Shirts will be available in the Fitton Student Union (first floor conference room) during these times only:
Friday, August 17
Monday, August 20
Tuesday, August 21
We’re gonna fight, fight, fight for Shorter,
We’re flying high for dear old Shorter,
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