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Academic Convocation

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Incoming freshmen are officially welcomed in to the Marian University community through an annual rite of passage. Students and their families will hear from the President, Campus Chaplain, and other distinguished members of the Marian University community. Faculty will be present in full academic regalia as will President Elsener. A class picture takes place at the fountain immediately after Convocation followed by a reception in the library. Dress is business casual; a nice shirt and slacks for men and a nice shirt and pants or dress for women. The event takes place from 2-2:45 p.m in the P.E. Center Main Gym.

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