Convocation Processional
ursinus Day academic convocation

August 22, 2014

9:30 a.m.

The Ursinus Day Academic Convocation marks the official start of the academic year.  President Fong, along with the rest of the Ursinus community, will welcome the Class of 2018 and provide insight into the first year as a college student.


John H. French
William F. Heefner Chair of Music, and Professor of Music


Bobby Fong, President of the College
Anthony Sierzega, President of USGA

A Brief History of Ursinus College

Ross Doughty, Professor of History,
"Ursinus, 1964"

First Year Advising

Melissa Bryant, Assistant Dean of Students
Yukino Tanaka Goda, Visiting Assistant Professor-Japanese Adviser to the Class of 2018

Remarks to the Class of 2018

Lucien T. Winegar
Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the College

Featured Speaker 

Rebecca Lyzcak, Associate Professor of Biology
“Composing the Text of your Ursinus Experience”

Installation of Newly Endowed Chair
The Rev. Dr. Harold C. Smith Endowed Chair in Philosophy and Religious Christian Studies, September, 2014 – August 2019


President Fong
Nathan Rein, Associate Professor in Philosophy and Religious Studies



Charles Rice, Chaplain