Watch 2021 Matriculation Convocation

President Laurie A. Carter | Comfort with Discomfort

Friday, September 17, 12:30 p.m. Central

Join the Lawrence Community in celebrating the opening of the 2021-22 academic year with President Laurie A. Carter's first Matriculation Convocation.

As a COVID-19 precaution, in-person attendance for the 2021 Matriculation Convocation will be limited to 300 attendees. Please sign up here to attend Matriculation Convocation in the Memorial Chapel on Friday, September 17 at 12:30 p.m. Central. We ask that all individuals interested in attending Friday’s Convocation in-person register in advance by 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 16.

For those unable to attend in-person, watch the livestream here.

Matriculation Convocation Program

Friday, September 17, 2021
12:30 p.m.
Limited In-Person + Virtual Convocation


Festal March
Florence Beatrice Price
Fanfare and Chorale
Calvin Fuller
(b. 1943)
Daniel Schwandt
University Organist
Welcome Week Musical Selection
Creation of Peace
Mark A. Miller
(b. 1967)
Welcome Week Choir

Phillip A. Swan, Associate Professor of Music
Stephen M. Sieck, Associate Professor of Music

Land Acknowledgement
Taneya Garcia ’22

Announcement of the 2021-2022 Convocation Series
Allison Fleshman, Associate Professor of Chemistry, and Chair of the Public Events Committee
Comfort with Discomfort
President Laurie A. Carter
Closing Words
Linda Morgan-Clement
          Julie Esch Hurvis Dean
of Spiritual and Religious Life
Hymne au Soleil, op. 53, no. 3
Louis Vierne
Daniel Schwandt

Please refrain from talking during all musical selections.

As a courtesy to the artists and to those in attendance, please be aware that sounds such as whispering and the rustling of programs and cellophane wrappers are magnified in the hall.

Please silence all cell phones and electronic devices. No recording or photography allowed.

Next convocation:

Alexandra Bell, multidisciplinary artist
Friday, February 18, 2022, 12:30 p.m.

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An American Sign Language interpreter will be available and located near the stage.