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Convocation Collection

Identifier: EUA009


This collection includes documents relating to the Convocation ceremonies held at Elon University, beginning in 1962 and continuing to present day. The collection is arranged chronologically by the date of the convocation.


  • Creation: 1962-ongoing

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

The nature of the Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of Belk Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research of otherwise should be fully credited with the source.

Biographical / Historical

This collection includes eleven categories of Convocations that have been held at Elon University over the years, beginning in 1962. The Convocations include: Academic, Alumni, Centennial, Faculty, Fall, Founders Day, Honors, Isabella Cannon Leadership, New Student (formerly known as Opening), Parent's Day, Presidential Inauguration, and Spring (formerly known as Honors). The Convocations that are represented the most in this collection include Fall, Honors, New Student, and Spring (formerly known as Spring). New Student Convocation is typically held at the end of August, and the address is given by the President. Fall Convocation is usually held in September or October when a notable speaker is invited to Elon to give a talk/presentation to the campus community, special guests, and the general public. Spring/Honors Convocation is usually held in March or April and according to the April 7, 2011 program "Each year the Elon University community gathers to recognize academic achievement and philanthropy at the Convocation for Honors. These ideals reflect the commitment to excellence and generosity of spirit that are the heart of a liberal arts and sciences education. Elon seeks to nurture a rich intellectual community and a desire for lifelong learning. This afternoon we congratulate the Class of 2011 and students named to the President's List and Dean's List in 2012. We celebrate the dedication and innovation of Elon faculty who inspire students every day with their passion for learning and discovery. We recognize our generous community of donors who demonstrate their commitment to quality education by providing the resources to ensure that all of our students will benefit from Elon's exceptional academic curriculum." Each Honors Convocation features a notable speaker. Beginning in April 2014, Honors Convocation was changed to Spring Convocation. New Student Convocation is held each August and it serves as a time to welcome and introduce the class of first year students at Elon


1.6 Linear Feet (4 archival boxes)

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The collection is arranged chronologically by the date of the convocation.

Physical Location

The collection is located in the Carol Grotnes Belk Library Archives and Special Collections at Elon University. Please contact the Archives and Special Collections staff for further details about the location.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Unknown. Materials collected and assembled over many years to form collection.

Related Materials

Please consult with the Archivist and Special Collections Librarian for additional information about materials related to this collection.

Processing Information

Processed by Katie Nash, March, 2012

Encoded by Katie Nash, March, 2012
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Repository Details

Part of the Belk Library Archives & Special Collections Repository

100 Campus Drive
2550 Campus Box
Elon North Carolina 27244 USA