Welcome to the 2020-21 School Year
Join us in celebrating the beginning of the 2020-21 school year!
Order of gathering
Prelude | Stephanie Budwey
Invocation | Lisa L. Thompson
Greetings | Vice Chancellor and Provost Susan Wente
Greetings | Chancellor Daniel Diermeier
Solo | Eric Holness
Greetings and Blessing of our Virtual Space | Jaco Hamman
Invitation to Involvement | Ristina Gooden
Spoken Word | Joel M. Antson
Dean's Convocation Address | Emilie M. Townes
Closing (VDS) Hymn | Stephanie Budwey
Scrolling of the Names of the Entering Class
Benediction | David Michelson
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I view the VDS Fall Convocation?
Follow the VDS Facebook page. We will be broadcasting the service at 3pm Central. You do not have to do anything but join us on Facebook from your devices. The live chat feature will be on so we can celebrate in real-time, so invite all the people to celebrate. Additionally, for those who do not wish to view it on Facebook, it will be available right here (embedded a the top of this page) at the same time
Will it be accessible after it airs?
Yes, the video will remain here at least through the end of the semester.
What will the service contain?
Music, prayers, a message from the dean, scrolling of the names and photos of the incoming class.
Can anyone view it even if they don’t have Facebook?
Yes! You don’t need to be logged in to Facebook or have an account to view the service. The service will also be embedded on this page or on our Vimeo page for those who would prefer to access it there.