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Duke Divinity School's 92nd Opening Convocation

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018
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11:25 am - 12:25 pm
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Dean L. Gregory Jones

Duke Divinity School will hold its 92nd Opening Convocation, the first worship service of the 2018-19 academic year for students, faculty, and staff. Highlighted by an academic procession of faculty and staff, the service will be held Tues., Aug. 28, at 11:25 a.m. in Duke Chapel. The Rev. Dr. L. Gregory Jones, the newly appointed dean of the Divinity School who previously served as dean from 1997-2010, will be preaching. The convocation service also includes a blessing of new faculty and staff, and a welcoming to the entering class of students. All Divinity faculty and staff are invited to process but must provide their own regalia (robes and hoods, but not tams). Those planning to process or to reserve seating are asked to contact the Office of the Chaplain by Aug. 26. The service will be webcast live on the Duke Chapel YouTube web page at and on the Duke Chapel website at

Contact: Nohemi Ramirez