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. Yury Gogotsi, Distinguished University and Trustee Chair Professor, and Dr.. Paula Marantz Cohen, Dean Designate, Pennoni Honors College and Distinguished English Professor, will be the keynote speakers. 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 check back on the day of Convocation to view the webcast.


Faculty and administrators are asked to rsvp and order regalia, paid for by the Office of the Provost. The convocation RSVP and regalia order form will be available shortly. The link will be provided here and in the first Convocation announcment later in the summer term.

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.