Spring Convocation

Feb 1, 2019

DUBUQUE, Iowa – University of Dubuque's first Spring Convocation will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. in John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center, and continue until 3:15 p.m. at various locations on campus. Convocation is required and will take the place of classes that are scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. on Feb. 6.

Spring Convocation officially kicks off UD's observance of Black History Month with a worship service and a celebration of University of Dubuque and its wonderful diversity - the University welcomes students, faculty, and staff members from 44 states and 27 countries.

"This Convocation and celebration is a way for us to pause, give thanks to God for the gift of our community, and to begin the process of exploring ways to learn, grow, and understand cultures and traditions that may or may not be different than our own. This learning will not end on February 6; rather, it will continue in various ways throughout the semester in classes, lectures, seminars, guest speakers, presentations on research, student activities, and various other cultural events and activities," said UD President Jeffrey F. Bullock.

Spring Convocation will include three related events: 

11:00 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Opening Convocation of the Spring Semester – Worship Service

John and Alice Butler Hall, Heritage Center

This is a general seating event, please arrive early to find a seat. 

12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.       
Celebrating Cultural Heritage

Locations across campus. Specific information will be provided in the Convocation program.

Lunch is provided at no cost through a generous contribution.

We’ll be hosted by UD students, enjoy food, and have a short arts presentation celebrating one of the many cultures present on UD’s campus.

2:15-3:15 p.m.                     
Exploring Diversity in Context - Learning Sessions

Locations across campus. Specific information will be provided in the Convocation program.

These sessions will feature faculty research and their contributions to cultural understanding.

3:30 p.m.                           
Regularly scheduled University activities resume.