Convocation brings together the Wilson community – first-year and transfer students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends – to celebrate the new academic year. The 2023 Convocation will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday, September 1, in the Alumnae Chapel. Convocation’s theme this year is Fellowship in the Wilson Community. The featured speaker will be Associate Professor of Chemistry, Kathryn Sarachan. The ceremony will conclude with all new Wilson members signing the Honor Principle. Convocation, from the Latin convocare, can be translated as a "calling together", and defined as a "ceremonial assembly of members of a college or university". Wilson College has a long-standing tradition of calling together her members each year, at the beginning of the fall semester. Held in the Alumnae Chapel, Thomson Hall, faculty, students, staff and administrators are all called to participate in this important academic event.