Office of the President

Payson Smith Hall on USM's Portland campus

Gloria Duclos Convocation: Important information for faculty

Gloria Duclos Convocation
University of Southern Maine, Portland campus
On the green outside of Payson Smith Hall
Friday, September 29, 2017, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Reception to follow

In the event of inclement weather, the Gloria Duclos Convocation will be moved to the Sullivan Recreation and Fitness Complex gymnasium.

Please RSVP by September 26.

All faculty who are not teaching a class (or involved in the Patient Safety Academy) during the Gloria Duclos Convocation are expected to participate in the processional in full academic regalia. If you require a cap and gown, please submit a request immediately, or email Catherine Johnson, or call 207-780-4071. Deadline to order regalia is September 18.

It is important for faculty to RSVP, so there will be enough seating available in the faculty section.

Faculty members are strongly encouraged to nominate up to two student Convocation Scholars. Your nominee(s) will be marching alongside you during the processional. Submit a nomination.


On September 29

  • Report to Payson Smith Hall by 9:00 AM for robing.
  • Please be prompt.
  • The line-up for the processional and the recessional are not typical, and specific instructions will be provided.