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New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation

Friday, August 20, 2021, 2:00p.m., Marwick-Boyd Auditorium

What does Convocation mean for new students to Clarion University?

By definition, it means:
- an assembly of persons
- an assembly of members of the college community who come together for any or all of the following purposes:
(1) to celebrate new students' entry into higher education,
(2) to officially welcome new students to the college,
(3) to formally induct new students into the college,
(4) to build a sense of group identity or community among members of the entering class,
(5) to articulate the institution's mission and expectations to new students.
(6) to visualize and combine with commencement to provide meaningful and complementary "bookends" to the college experience, with both programs serving as celebrative rites of passage that represent commencement—a new start or beginning.
....most appropriately, Convocation is the collective noun for EAGLES!

(Adapted from Joe Cuseo)
Program for New Student Convocation 2021

Masters of Ceremonies

 Dr. Pam Gent - Provost/Vice President for Academic Affairs

 Dr. Susanne Fenske - Vice President for Student Affairs

Academic Symbolism

Kathryn Robinson - Clarion University Student Trustee


Dr. Stephen Johnson, Professor, Mathematics
Honorary Mace Bearer


Dr. Dale-Elizabeth Pehrsson - President of Clarion University

Student Remarks

Ryan Zavinski - Student Senate President

Faculty Remarks

Dr. Jamie Phillips- Professor of Philosophy

Student Commitment Statement

 Representative of the Class of 2025

Welcome Week Video

"Courageous. Confident. Class of 2025."

Clarion Alma Mater

Lead by Dr. Stephen Johnson




Last Updated 8/12/21