2020–21 Convocation Series

Convocations are held in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel and are free and open to the public.

Due to COVID-19 the Matriculation Convocation will be webcast. The program can be found at:


Thursday, September 24, 2020
11:15 a.m.
Matriculation Convocation: "Finding Home: Belonging During a Pandemic"
President Mark Burstein

Thursday, January 28, 2021
11:10 a.m.
"The Radical Possibility and Democratic Necessity of Navel Gazing," Kiese Laymon, author and Hubert H. McAlexander Professor of English and Creative Writing, University of Mississippi

Thursday, May 27, 2021
11:10 a.m.
Honors Convocation: “The Stars: Mansions Made by Nature's Hand”
Megan Pickett, associate professor of physics