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Convocation 2014

Convocation: A call to assemble, to reflect on the ways our “core” values—creativity, compassion, commitment—impact and sustain our professional lives. An opportunity for students and faculty to connect across programs and to reflect on the shared values of each of our disciplines.

Convocation is held annually in September. 


In celebration of the Graduate School’s 30th anniversary, the 2014 Convocation will look back at our guiding principles of creativity, compassion, and commitment, through the eyes of alumni who have had a transformative impact on their communities.

After a welcome from the dean, a panel of alumni and faculty mentors will talk about their work at the Graduate School and how it shaped them as professionals. After the panel, students will gather in cross-program groups, facilitated by faculty, to discuss their own hopes and dreams for the future. Convocation will conclude with snacks, drinks, conversation, and some musical accompaniment for all.


Friday, September 5, 2014
South Campus Chapel, on the graduate campus

3:30 Student sign-in
4:00 Convocation begins
5:00 Small group discussions
6:00 Mingle with students and professors from across academic programs during happy hour with snacks and drinks.

Who is required to attend Convocation?

Convocation is required for all students enrolled the following programs:

  • Any M.A.T. program
  • M.Ed. in Educational Studies
  • M.Ed. in School Counseling
  • Ed.S. in School Psychology
  • M.A. in Professional Mental Health Counseling
  • M.A. in Professional Mental Health Counseling—Addictions
  • M.A. in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy
  • M.A. in Student Affairs Administration

Convocation is not required for students in the following programs, but may be taken optionally and counted toward the two-unit core experience requirement:

  • M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction
  • M.Ed. in Special Education
  • M.Ed. with Initial Administrator License

If you have any questions regarding your Convocation requirement, please contact your advisor.