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Convocation 2014

W. Taylor Reveley IV, President

September 11, 2014, 4:00 p.m.               


Hold the date!


Convocation Basics

  • Line up will be at the tennis courts by Willett Hall. Seniors and cappers should report to this location at 3:15 p.m. or as soon as you are dismissed from classes ending at 3:15.
  • Faculty and Junior Marshals will assist you in lining up for the processional. 
  • Seniors and cappers should line up beside each other.
  • Seniors should wear their academic gown (no hood) and dark shoes. You may purchase caps and gowns in the Longwood Bookstore, or contact them with questions at 391-1240.
  • Ample seating is available for guests -- please enter Willett Hall through the lobby on Brock Commons.
  • Guest parking is available in the Pine Street South Lot off Wynne Drive.  If this is full, please park in the Vernon Street or Putney Street lots.


  • Individuals who require accommodations for this event should contact Disability Resources, Graham Building, 395-2391.
  • Academic Regalia?
    Contact the Bookstore, 391-1240.
  • Other Questions?
    Contact Office of the President, 395-2001.

Senior Capping

The Fun Part of Convocation

  • Each senior asks an underclassman to serve as his/her little brother or sister (capper). The capper decorates the senior's mortarboard with mementos of the senior's Longwood experience and "caps" his/her senior at the appropriate time in the ceremony.
  • Each senior may have ONLY ONE CAPPER.
  • Seniors may elect to cap each other or not have a capper
  • Cappers bring the decorated caps or the senior brings his/her own cap.