Vassar College

Fall Convocation


Catharine Hill, president, Vassar College
Read remarks

Convocation Address:

John H. Long, Jr.
Professor of Biology and Cognitive Science

"Chasing Our Tale: Remembrance of (Evolutionary) Things Past"

September 12, 2012
The Chapel

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.

Learn more about the history of Vassar Convocation on the Vassar Encyclopedia.

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

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