Office of the President

Payson Smith Hall on USM's Portland campus

Gloria Duclos Convocation: Important information for Convocation Scholars

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.

Congratulations for being selected as a Convocation Scholar! President Glenn Cummings and Provost Jeannine Uzzi look forward to recognizing you on September 29.

As a Convocation Scholar, you have the special honor of participating in the processional that begins the ceremony. Convocation Scholars will each march alongside a faculty member, then sit together in a reserved section to be recognized during the event.

If you have family, friends, or guests attending the Gloria Duclos Convocation — and we hope you do — they should take seats in the audience section and await the 10:00 AM start. Please make sure they RSVP!


On September 29

  • Assemble in Payson Smith Hall by 9:00 AM.
  • Please be prompt.
  • Specific processional instructions will be provided then.
  • You are encouraged to wear either business dress or business casual attire to the event. While there is no formal dress code, jeans and t-shirts are discouraged.


Again, our congratulations!