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First-Year Experience

Attending convocations is a graduation requirement at Illinois College. These events create a shared experience designed to give us something new to think about and discuss with each other. They are intended to foster an academic and social environment marked by a pervasive sense of concern for the intellectual, moral, social, aesthetic, and spiritual development of our community. 

During your first semester, the entire first-year class will attend special first-year convocations together at least three times. These specially selected events cover important topics like diversity and equity, healthy choices and wellness, and the summer common reading. Your First-Year Seminar professor will list these special convocations on your syllabus and you will find out more about them in the fall.

If you’d like more information on the College’s full Convocation program, please go to https://www.ic.edu/convocation.