Convocation Weekend Events for 2017

 

Friday, May 19

4 p.m.
University Commencement Ceremony, Pavilion 

6-9 p.m.
President's Reception for Graduates and Guests, Connelly Center

 

Saturday, May 20

10 a.m.
College of Engineering Convocation Ceremony, Campus Green
Diploma Distribution to follow, Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER).The Convocation Ceremony will last approximately 1 ½ hours followed by light refreshments in the CEER building for diploma distribution.

Where to report

  • Graduates should report to the Oreo side of Corr Hall no later than 9:15 AM in full academic regalia.  Please note that heavy traffic is expected all day around the university.
  • Group pictures by major will be taken during the procession line-up. Please be prompt!
  • Graduates names will be read at this event and professional individual photos will be taken. 
  • A recording of the event will be made available after the Convocation.  

4:00 p.m.
Baccalaureate Mass, Campus Green

 

Presentation of the Farrell Award

The Farrell Award was established in 1975 in memory of Rev. William F. Farrell, O.S.A. in order to recognize a full-time engineering faculty or engineering staff member with at least three years of service who has demonstrated personal concern for students and exceptional dedication and service to the College. The recipient of this award is chosen by a vote of the senior undergraduate students in engineering, approved by the Dean of Engineering, and is awarded at the Convocation Ceremony. After winning candidates are not eligible for five years.

 

Presentation of the Teaching Award

The College of Engineering Teaching Award was established in 2014 in order to recognize a full-time engineering faculty member with at least three years of service who has demonstrated innovation in the classroom, excellent student learning outcomes, and advancement to the field of engineering education. The recipient of this award is chosen by a vote of the senior undergraduate students in engineering, approved by the Department Chairs and the Dean of Engineering, and is awarded at the Recognition Ceremony. After winning candidates are not eligible for five years.