The academic year opens with 105th Convocation
For the Connecticut College Class of 2023, the next four years will provide new doorways into a world of imagination, community, and knowledge.
You are invited to a special online Fall Convocation to mark the 106th academic year at Connecticut College, to welcome the Class of 2024, and to launch Fall Weekend 2020 at 7 p.m. Thursday, October 1. Professor of Human Development Michelle Dunlap will deliver the keynote address “Human Development, Liberal Arts Education, and Tupac’s Rose that Grew from Concrete.” The event will include remarks by President Katherine Bergeron, a community recitation of the College’s Matriculation Pledge, and other traditions to celebrate this historic year at Conn.
Watch Convocation live at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020.
The invited Convocation speaker is Michelle Dunlap, professor of Human Development. Dunlap has more than 40 publications, having written books, journal articles, chapters, and essays, about her research and experiences involving college students working in community service-learning settings; intergroup relations; and perceptions and misperceptions of African American child rearing; and most recently, Black and minority bodies shopping and other consumer marketplace experiences. In 2018, The National Council of Negro Women honored Dunlap with the prestigious Eunice McLean Waller Award for her outstanding contributions to the community. Her other numerous awards include the Woman of the Year Award from the Connecticut African American Affairs Commission, and the New England Resource Center for Higher Education's Ernest J. Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement.
Convocation reinforces new students' commitment to the Honor Code and provides an opportunity for other members of the College community to renew their pledge to live according to the principles embodied by the Code. All students are asked to repeat this pledge, which governs all behavior and interactions at the College.