Valpo will have an academic procession of all faculty as part of the ceremony for the Opening Convocation to be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday, August 26. Weather permitting the faculty will gather in the area between the chapel entrance and the main entrance of Harre Union and form two rows through which new students will pass. Faculty should line up here in academic attire as close to 3:15 p.m. as possible. Marshals will be on site to assist faculty in lining up for the procession.
The procession will start with new students exiting Harre Union and walking through faculty and administrators to be welcomed as members of the campus community. As the new students process past the faculty and administration, each row will follow them into the chapel.
In the event of inclement weather, the faculty will line up in the undercroft hall (lower level, west end) of the chapel. We will lock the north doors of the chapel narthex and ask that all people use the west doors of the narthex to enter the chapel. This will allow us to use the north area of the narthex for lining up other groups of the procession.
New undergraduate, graduate and law students should gather at 3:15 p.m. in the Harre Union lobby to march together into the Chapel.
If you have questions, please contact University Marshal Steve Engerer at ext. 5376 or firstname.lastname@example.org.