Sep. 1, 2015 Wilson College kicked off its 2015-16 academic year with the Fall 2015 Convocation in the Alumnae Chapel in Thompson Hall. Convocation celebrates the beginning of a new academic year and welcomes new students into the Wilson community. It is one of the most important Wilson traditions. New students, participate in a matriculation ceremony signifying their entry into the Wilson College community and agreement with the college’s honor principle.
Students assembled in front of Edgar hall. Seniors were first in line, followed by juniors, sophomores and freshmen and preceded with faculty and staff.
Barbara K. Mistick, D.M, President of Wilson College welcomed all students and made remarks. Chaplain Emily Morgan delivered Invocation. The Wilson College Choir gave a musical performance directed by Elisabeth Turchi. Next, Elissa Heil, Ph.D., VPAA and Dean of Faculty introduce the Convocation theme, “Transitioning”. Larry Shillock, Ph.D. gave the address to convocation and Christina Gonzalez, WCGA President addressed students. All new students, staff, and faculty came forward and signed a pledge to uphold the Honor Principle. Wilson is a small and close knit community, and the ceremony encourages that each individual add to its population.
At the conclusion of Convocation was the procession out of the Thomson Alumnae Chapel. All of the participants lined up and applauded the students. The traditional Evens/Odds song war commenced on the green before students went to lunch in the Jensen Dining Hall.