The College held its annual Convocation this past Friday in Dandelion Square, celebrating academic life.

Convocation serves a variety of useful purposes, the most important of which is to honor the valuable contributions made by faculty and staff.

Students should consider attending this event to support their professors and staff members. By suspending classes during Convocation, administrators encourage a greater turnout.

The arrangement of this event – a good balance between the formal and informal – makes this event very accessible and encourages people to attend, even if only for a few minutes.

Holding Convocation in Dandelion Square keeps the option open for students to wander in and out without disrupting the ceremony.

The one difference from previous years resulted in a positive improvement. Rather than holding Convocation lunch on the Quad, construction forced the luncheon to be held at the hill in front of Susan B. Anthony Residence Hall.

Instead of impersonal lines of tables, administrators and students sat side by side. This arrangement fostered a greater sense of community out of the Convocation and should be continued in the future.

One clear way to bolster awareness for Convocation is to send invitation cards to The College community advertising this event. These invitations could outline the awards and make the Convocation a celebration that people look forward to attending.

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