Convocation Livestream

Welcome Class of 2026!

The Class of 2026 Convocation was held on Thursday, September 8th, 2022 at 3 p.m. ET

With this ceremony, we formally welcome the matriculating class of 2026 into the Kalamazoo College community.

President Jorge Gonzalez, Vice President for Student Development and Dean of Students J. Malcolm Smith, Provost Danette Ifert Johnson, Chaplain Elizabeth Candido, the Convocation speaker, faculty, staff and President’s Student Ambassadors welcome students and their families. Convocation concludes with all new students signing the Matriculation Registry.

Lila Lazarus ’84, an award-winning journalist, producer and motivational speaker, will be the keynote speaker for Kalamazoo College’s Convocation.