What is convocation?
In academia, “convocation” is a ceremonial assembly of the members of a college or university. Traditionally, it highlights accomplishments of the previous year and serves as an annual or biannual opportunity for the university community to hear from its leadership.
Every two years the faculty, staff, students and administration from across the Texas A&M Health Science Center (TAMHSC) gather in College Station to participate in a formal academic convocation. Unlike more traditional convocations, community members and stakeholders from throughout the state with a vested interest in the success of the TAMHSC are also invited to participate.
When and where is convocation?
Convocation 2012 will be in College Station at Rudder Auditorium on the Texas A&M University Campus on Jan. 20, 2012, from 2-3:30 p.m.
How should I get to Rudder Auditorium if I am in College Station?
Bus transportation has been arranged from the State Highway 47 Campus, Reynolds and the SRPH complex. Bus transportation information will be updated as soon as possible.
What if I cannot travel to College Station and still want to participate?
Convocation will be broadcast to campuses and locations throughout Texas to allow more individuals to attend. Below is a list of cities for the videoconference. Rooms will be updated as soon as information is available.
Education Service Center, Region 2 209 North Water Street
Baylor College of Dentistry
3302 Gaston Avenue
Albert B. Alkek Building
2121 W. Holcombe Boulevard
Rangel College of Pharmacy
1010 West Avenue B
South Texas Center
2101 South McColl Road
3950 North A. W. Grimes Boulevard
Medical Education Center
2401 South 31st Street
Faculty and Student Luncheon Attendees:
You must have a ticket to attend either of the luncheons. Tickets will be distributed by your dean’s office prior to Jan. 20. Please be prepared to give your ticket at the door before entering the luncheon. Student luncheon presentation will be available through live streaming video in the remote locations.