Springfield College officially welcomed the Class of 2024 and transfer students to the College campus community with its annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.
For the first time, Convocation was a virtual event. New students viewed the virtual Convocation ceremony with their New Student Orientation groups. Families, staff, faculty, and community members were able to watch the ceremony through the livestream.
Convocation is the traditional academic welcome of the 2020-21 Springfield College academic year.
The Class of 2024 and transfer students were greeted during the ceremony by Springfield College President Mary-Beth Cooper, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs Martha Potvin, distinguished faculty members, and guest speakers.
This year's guest speakers included Tiffany Kuba, New Student Orientation leader and a member of the Class of 2021. Nate Harris, proud alumnus of the Class of 2008, gave the keynote presentation to the Class of 2024. Harris was introduced by Springfield College Professor of Physical Education and a member of the Faculty Senate Ted France.
Springfield College welcomes an incoming first-year class that represents one of the strongest academic profiles in the history of the College.