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Convocation AddressYou Will Not Remember All of This

Amitava Kumar, professor of English on the Helen D. Lockwood chair Transcript


Carlos Alamo-Pastrana, interim dean of the college Transcript


Elizabeth H. Bradley, president, Vassar College Transcript

Alumnae/i Association of Vassar College (AAVC)Award Presentations

Stephen Hankins ’85, P’13,’17 president, AAVC
Sharon Chang ’84, P’19 alumnae/i recognition committee chair Transcript


Tamar Ballard ’19, president, Vassar Student Association Transcript

A Vassar Tradition

Convocation is the official opening of the academic year at Vassar. The college community gathers in the chapel to hear from the president of the college, the president of the Vassar Student Association, and a special speaker who is usually a member of the faculty.

The history of Vassar’s Convocation is available on the Vassar Encyclopedia.