Throughout their long and proud history, universities have retained and cherished strong academic roots. The faculties have gloried in the rich imagery and colorful panoply associated with Convocation, communally celebrating the beginning of the academic year.

Drexel University's Convocation is scheduled for Tuesday, October 7, 2014. Convocation communally celebrates the beginning of the academic year. The day begins with all faculty invited to breakfast together with the Provost in Behrakis Grand Hall, starting at 8:00 a.m.

The Convocation ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11:00 a.m. in the Main Building Auditorium at 3141 Chestnut Street. This year’s theme is “The Year of Faculty.” Dr. Paula Marantz Cohen, Dean, Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished English Professor, will be the keynote speaker. All students, faculty, and staff are strongly urged to attend Convocation.

All students, faculty, and staff are strongly urged to attend Convocation.

Convocation Information

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 11:00 AM
Main Auditorium
3141 Chestnut Street


If you are unable to attend Convocation in person, the ceremony will be simultaneously webcast online.

Please find the live links for the webcast below. These links will be live approximately 15 minutes before the beginning of the program.

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RSVP & Regalia

Faculty and administrators are asked to rsvp and order regalia, paid for by the Office of the Provost. All orders for regalia must be placed by September 30.

Class Cancellation

Any class that meets on the Main Campus during the time of 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM regardless of the start time will be cancelled to allow all members of the Drexel community to attend Convocation.  Students enrolled in the College of Nursing and Health Professions, College of Medicine  and the School of Public Health must check with their Program Directors for class schedules on this day.

Disability Accomodations

Pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, if you will you require specific aids or services please contact Office of Disability Resources directly by calling 215-895-1401 or