New Student Academic Convocation

August 28, 2017

9:30 a.m.

Student Center, Katz Gymnasium


Curry College celebrates the start of each academic year with an Academic Convocation ceremony to recognize entering students as new members of the college.

The celebration begins with new students processing from the residence halls to the Student Center, where they are greeted by faculty who may adorn full academic regalia. During the ceremony, new students participate in the class oath and receive the official Class of 2021 pin.

Student, faculty and campus leaders as well as an alumnus offer words of welcome and encouragement to the entering class. Following the convocation ceremony, new students gather outside the Student Center for refreshments with faculty, student leaders, and convocation staff.

The procession will begin at 9:30 a.m., followed by the Academic Convocation ceremony in the Student Center, Katz Gymnasium. A reception will take place after the ceremony in Westhaver Park (front of Student Center).

Convocation Schedule

Kenneth K. Quigley, Jr., President

National Anthem
Performed by students from Pure Vocals and Sing!
Under the direction of Dr. Julian Bryson
Assistant Professor, Fine and Applied Arts

Student Speaker
Matthew Weddleton, Class of 2018
Major: Communication

Faculty Speaker
Dr. Jennifer Ceven McNally
Associate Professor, Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Keynote Speaker
Amber Soucy '13
B.S. Nursing

Matriculation of the Entering Class
Dr. David Szczerbacki, Provost

Class Oath
Peter Newman, Class of 2018
Representative, Alexander Graham Bell Honor Society

Alma Mater

Recessional will lead to a reception immediately following the ceremony in front of the Student Center.

Class Flag Bearer
Devyn A. Trapilo, Class of 2021


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