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School of Divinity. Commencement, Convocation, and Event Records

Finding Aid & Inventory

WFU's School of Divinity first admitted students in 1999. This collection documents commencement, convocation, and other events within the School of Divinity. Materials in this collection include commencement programs, convocation programs, and convocation addresses.

Biographical and Historical Note

WFU's School of Divinity holds commencement annually every May. In 2018, thirty students were awarded Master of Divinity degrees and three students were awarded joint degrees. The School holds Convocation twice a year, once in fall and once in spring. The opening convocation held in the Fall is highlighted by the Steelman Lectures, a lecture series that attracts prominent lecturers of Judeo-Christian theology. Other annual School events include the Incarnation Celebration, the annual Christmas celebration; the Spring New Student Orientation, required of all incoming students; and the Spring Open House, held for prospective students.

Collection Overview

This collection documents commencement, convocation, and other events regarding WFU's School of Divinity. Materials in this collection include commencement programs, convocation programs, and convocation addresses.

This collection is arranged into two series: Series 1. Commencement materials and Series 2. Convocation materials. Materials in the series are arranged chronologically.

Collection Inventory

  • Commencement materials (1999-2017)
    • Baccalaureate address "Wrestling with Strangers" (1999 May 16) Box 1 Folder 12
    • Cardinal Francis Arinze mass footage (2 videocassettes) (1999 May 16) Box 2 Cassette 3-4
    • Hooding ceremony program (2002) Box 1 Folder 19
    • Divinity School ceremonies (1 videocassette) (2002 May 18-20) Box 2 Cassette 1
    • Hooding service and commencement ceremony program (2005 May) Box 1 Folder 3
    • Lessons and carols (1 videocassette) (2005 November 28) Box 2 Cassette 2
    • Hooding service program (2007) Box 1 Folder 15
    • Hooding service program (2008) Box 1 Folder 14
    • Hooding service program (2009) Box 1 Folder 18
    • Hooding ceremony program (2010) Box 1 Folder 17
    • Hooding and commencement program (2012) Box 1 Folder 13
    • Hooding ceremony program (2013) Box 1 Folder 16
    • Commencement programs (2014) Box 1 Folder 6
    • Hooding and diploma ceremony program (2015) Box 1 Folder 7
    • Hooding and diploma ceremony program (2017 May) Box 1 Folder 11
  • Convocation materials (1999-2017)
    • Inaugural convocation address (1999 October) Box 1 Folder 2
    • Inaugural convocation program and invitation (1999 October 12-13) Box 1 Folder 1
    • Convocation program (2006 August) Box 1 Folder 4
    • Spring convocation program (2009 January) Box 1 Folder 10
    • Spring convocation program (2012 January) Box 1 Folder 5
    • Convocation program (2015 September 1) Box 1 Folder 8
    • Fall convocation booklet (2017 August 29) Box 1 Folder 9

Summary Information

Repository
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives
Title
School of Divinity. Commencement, Convocation, and Event Records
ID
RG46.8
Date [inclusive]
1999-2017
Extent
0.63 linear feet  1 document box, 1 half-document box

Administrative Information

Publication Information
Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives 2018 December
Access Restrictions
Collection is open for researchers. 
Copyright Notice
The nature of the WFU Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives means that copyright or other information about restrictions may be difficult or even impossible to determine despite reasonable efforts. The Archives and Special Collections of ZSR Library claims only physical ownership of most materials. The materials from our collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to the U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. 
Preferred Citation
School of Divinity. Commencement, Convocation, and Event Records (RG46.8), Z. Smith Reynolds Library Special Collections and Archives, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC, USA. 

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