Academic Convocation: Cap and Gown 2023

Saturday, October 28, 2023
10:00 am
Notre Dame Chapel

RSVP will open on 9/28/2023

As Trinity continues to celebrate our founding 125 years ago, Cap and Gown Convocation invites all those with Senior Standing to participate in a presentation of seniors. Cap and Gown Convocation will take place on Saturday October 28, 2023 at 10:00am. Seniors will gather with their regalia in O’Connor Auditorium at 9:00am.

At Cap and Gown, members of the senior class wear their caps and gowns for the first time and are officially recognized by Trinity as seniors. This important campus tradition dates back to when the very first class to graduate from Trinity, the Red Class of 1904, gathered in fall 1903.  During Cap and Gown Convocation the first year class officers are also presented with their Class Banner.

Eligible Seniors received an invitation email from Dr. Karen Gerlach and Dean Meechie Bowie.

Saturday October 28, 2023

  • Senior Robing in the Main Hall at 9:00am
  • Processional to the Notre Dame Chapel at 9:50am
  • Academic Convocation in Notre Dame Chapel begins at 10:00am
  • Senior Lunch in Alumnae Dining Hall following Convocation at 12:00pm noon.

Cap and Gown sales will begin on Tuesday October 10th and run through Friday October 27th at the Business Office, Main 114.
Cap and Gown / Tickets distribution will begin on Tuesday October 10th and run through Friday October 27th from Student Affairs, Main Hall 2nd floor.  Seniors will receive 1 ticket for the Cap and Gown luncheon and will be able to purchase up to 2 tickets for family members to attend the lunch.

Beginning October 10, 2023
Mondays: 8am – 6pm; Tuesdays: 8am to 9am and 12pm to 6pm; Wednesdays: 8am – 6pm; Thursdays: 8am – 6pm and Fridays: 8am – 5pm and Saturday October 14: 10am – 2:00pm.   

Questions? Contact Dean Meechie at 202-884-9611 or, or stop by her office in Main 223.