Dear Lawrence Community,

I write to solicit your nominations for the 2022-2023  Lawrence Convocation Series and the 2023 Commencement Ceremony. Over the years the Convocation Series has featured a wide range of distinguished speakers, including writers, artists, activists, scientists, scholars, and journalists. TheCommencement Speaker customarily receives an honorary degree from Lawrence in recognition of their accomplishments.

Please email me ( the names of people you would like to see deliver a Convocation and/or receive an honorary degree at Commencement. Any additional information you would like to include about them will also be appreciated.

Information about this year’s Convocation Series can be found here.  

A list of past convocation speakers can be found here.

And a list of past commencement speakers can be found here.

Thank You! 

Allison Fleshman, Chair of the Public Events Committee