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Convocation Ceremony Tips

  • Family and friends are welcome to attend the Convocation Ceremony and do not need to register or secure tickets.
  • You and your guests are invited to join us at the Reception for New Fellows immediately following the Convocation Ceremony. Heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks will be served.
  • Children are welcome to attend the Ceremony, but child care services are available in the neighboring San Diego Marriott Marquis hotel. Please preregister for child care services.
  • Business attire is suggested for the evening.
  • Initiates participating in the Convocation Ceremony are asked to arrive at Hall G on the ground level of the east building of San Diego Convention Center no later than 5:00 pm Sunday, October 22 to begin robing and preparing for the Convocation procession.
  • All Convocation gowns will be available for pick-up Sunday, October 22 between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm in Hall G on the ground level of the east building of the San Diego Convention Center.
  • Professional photography services will be available at the Convention Center Sunday, October 22 through Thursday, October 26.
  • Shuttle bus services will be available to and from local hotels. Guests are welcome to use the shuttle bus services to travel to and from the Convocation festivities.