Fall Convocation 2011
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Fall Convocation 2013

Fall convocation opens each academic year with a formal celebration of scholarship and innovation. A bookend to commencement, convocation is an annual event open to university faculty, staff, students and friends. This annual event features an academic procession and a keynote speaker.

Fall convocation 2013 begins at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013 at Severance Hall. This event is free and open to the public. Free tickets will be available, starting Monday, June 16th, by contacting the Severance Hall box office at 216.231.1111.

University’s Common Reading

Susan Cain's book, Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking has sparked a genuine national conversation about introverts, who comprise a third to a half of every workplace and classroom, and whose natural talents we can no longer afford to waste. Quiet is an instant New York Times bestseller, has been translated into 30 languages, and is one of the most talked about books of 2012.

Susan Cain

Featured speaker

Susan Cain, The Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Visiting Author of this year’s common reading selection Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking, will deliver the keynote address at fall convocation. Learn more about the featured speaker.