Founders’ Day Convocation
Founders’ Day Convocation is an annual tradition at The University of the South, and serves as the occasion prescribed by the Constitution and by-Laws of the University for the Installation of the Vice-Chancellor and President. The procession of delegates representing institutions of higher education and the learned societies is a highlight of the Installation.
The University will bestow two honorary degrees during the ceremony, a Doctor of Divinity degree on the Most Rev. Dr. John Sentamu, Archbishop of York, and a Doctor of Letters degree on Emory Thomas, Regents Professor of History emeritus at the University of Georgia. New members will also be inducted into the Order of Gownsmen, Sewanee’s society recognizing outstanding academic achievement.
Seating will be limited, and closed circuit broadcasts of the Convocation will be available in Guerry Auditorium.