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A white arrow with a pink circle background MONDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 9:00 AM

Please join us as we officially welcome the Class of 2024 to Olin!  

Dean of Student Affairs Rae-Anne Butera will kick off Convocation 2020. First years will virtually meet their SIBBs. President Gilda Barabino will share thoughts about her choice for our all campus read, The Yellow House, by Sarah Broom, a memoir that explores identity, family and history in New Orleans before and after Hurricane Katrina.

Inspired by Broom’s memoir, Gillian Epstein and Jon Adler will guide us in a reflective storytelling exercise around the theme of home. Our group storytelling will be accessible to all!

Don’t miss this chance to welcome first years and get together with your Olin family!

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What is the purpose of Convocation?

Convocation is the “recognition of the scholarly circle of life” marking the entrances and exits of students into the academic life of the college. New student convocation is often the event officially welcoming students to their academic career. It is intended also to convey to students the importance of their educational work and to show the school’s commitment to support students as they pursue their education.

New student convocation serves several purposes for students in addition to welcoming them to the school and into the community. It is intended to inspire them to strive for success and to aid them in coming together as an entering class as well as to help them feel a connection to the existing academic community. It serves as a bookend to the commencement ceremony which marks the end of their college career.