Class of 2020
September 1, 2016 - 3:00 p.m.
Rain location: Koeppel Community Sports Center, 175 New Britain Avenue
Evoking the pageantry and spectacle stemming
from the earliest days of the academy in Western Civilization, this
formal ceremony marks the beginning of the College’s 193rd academic
. Convocation offers faculty, staff, and upper-year students the
occasion to formally welcome new scholars into the community and
surround them with Trinity’s history.
Faculty members in full regalia and
first-year students will gather at the Fuller Arch at Northam Towers as
music from Trinity’s famous 49-bell carillon beckons all on campus.
Fanfares from the Hartford Brass Ensemble will accompany the faculty and
student procession to the Main Quadrangle.
During the Convocation ceremony, parents,
faculty, student leaders, and members of the administrative staff will
be seated on all four sides of the first-year class, forming a symbolic
matrix of support as the class begins its years at Trinity. The
highlight of this memorable occasion is Trinity College President Joanne
Berger-Sweeney's Convocation address. The ceremony concludes with the
declaration of the opening of the College’s 193rd academic year by the
Dean of Faculty.