Watch Opening Convocation Video
Video of the 87th Opening Convocation is now available for viewing. The Aug. 27 service at Duke Chapel was the first worship service of the academic year for students, faculty, and staff.
Dean Richard B. Hays preached at the convocation service, which began with an academic procession of the faculty and selected senior administrative staff. The service also included a blessing of new faculty and staff, and a welcoming to the entering class of students.
Erik Grayson, co-president of the Divinity Student Council, served as lector and Sally Bates, chaplain of the Divinity School, was the liturgist. Laceye Warner, executive vice dean, participated in the ritual of blessing.