|When:||Friday, September 18, 2015|
|Where:||The Gym in the Danzi Athletic Center|
Investiture, a cherished tradition at St. Joseph’s College, marks the beginning of each new student’s education at SJC. At Investiture, the men and women entering the college in the Fall of 2015—each clad in cap and gown—are formally assembled as the Class of 2019 for the first time. As a unified body, the students will commit themselves to the values and spirit of St. Joseph’s College by taking the “Academic Integrity Pledge”.
During the ceremony, the administration, faculty, and staff affirm the Class of 2019 in pledging to educate and support the new freshman class by joining them in reciting the pledge. The Investiture ceremony provides a venue through which the expectations and ideals fostered by the College are clearly manifested while investing the class as formal members of the College community. Being invested also encourages new students to continue in the process of their transition from high school to college.
Investiture is impressive in that the members of the College community are robed in academic attire and enthusiastically participate in the ceremony, then meet informally with students and their guests under the tent for refreshments after the ceremony has concluded.
It is our hope that all incoming freshmen for Fall 2015 and their guests will gladly attend this event and enjoy an evening that recognizes and celebrates the Class of 2019 as an integral part of the SJC community.