Vassar College

Fall Convocation

Fall Convocation was held on Wednesday, September 5, 2007.

About Convocation

Twice a year, in the fall and spring, 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 faculty and seniors dress in their academic robes. Fall Convocation is the official opening of the academic year at Vassar.


Catharine Bond Hill, president, Vassar College
Read text of President Hill's welcoming remarks
Sam Charner, ’08, President, V.S.A.
Read text of V.S.A. President Charner's remarks
Convocation Address
“Serendipity and Circumstance in the Shaping of a Career”
Lucy Lewis Johnson, Professor of Anthropology
Read text of Professor Johnson's address

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact Campus Activities, (845) 437–5370. Without sufficient notice, appropriate space and/or assistance may not be available.

Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.

124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY 12604