Academic Convocation 2019
Purpose of Academic Convocation
Convocation is an academic ceremony to formally welcome incoming students to Baylor University. It brings together administrators, faculty, and students to commemorate the start of the academic year, providing a bookend to commencement.
2019 Academic Convocation
This year's verse:
Colossians 2:6-7 “Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.”
This year's Academic Convocation keynote:
Dr. DeAnna Toten Beard
, Chair of Department of Theatre Arts and Professor of Theatre History, will deliver a message titled, “Persevere
.” Being resilient and steadfast are keys to academic success in college. That necessary virtue of personal perseverance can be understood as one outcome of our faith in God’s loving promises!
Calling all faculty and NSE instructors!
Please plan to participate in Academic Convocation. The event starts at 10:00 but we need you to arrive at the Stone room of the Ferrell Center at 9:30 in order to process with the faculty as part of the ceremony. Wear your full regalia. If you don’t have academic regalia, please let us know here
no later than Thursday, August 8, 2019