Vassar College

Fall Convocation

Convocation Address:

Rebecca Edwards
Eloise Ellery Professor of History

The Character of American Sunlight

September 7, 2011
The Chapel


(All standing)
Prelude for Organ in F Major
Fanny Mendelssohn Hensel (1805-1847)
Gail Archer, college organist

The Convocation Choir
How Can I Keep From Singing?
Quaker Hymn arranged by Dan Graves
Christine Howlett, director of choral activities

Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
Read Remarks

Tanay Tatum, '12, president, V.S.A.

Convocation Address
The Character of American Sunlight
Rebecca Edwards
Eloise Ellery Professor of History
Read convocation address 

The Convocation Choir and Community
Gaudeamus Igitur, Arr. Geer/Bartholomew

Joan Tower (b.1938)
Gail Archer, college organist

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.

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

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