Fall convocation

Members of the Case Western Reserve University community are invited to help launch the academic year at fall convocation Wednesday, Aug. 31, from 4:45 to 5:45 p.m. at Severance Hall.

This event honors the newest Distinguished University Professors and features a keynote address from Peter Ho Davies, the Elaine G. Hadden Distinguished Visiting Author. Davies is author of The Fortunes, described by Michael Schaub as “a stunning look at what it means to be Chinese, what it means to be American and what it means to be a person navigating the strands of identity, the things that made us who we are, whoever that is” in his 2016 review for NPR. The Fortunes was winner of the Anisfield-Wolf Award and the Chautauqua Prize and a finalist for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Since 2002, the university’s common reading has served as a basis for programs and discussions for first-year students.

Following the fall convocation ceremony at Severance Hall, there will be a reception and book signing at Tinkham Veale University Center.

This event is free to attend, but registration is required.

Reserve your spot.