Foundation Day will be celebrated Friday, Sept. 20, as part of Family Weekend. Honorary degrees will be conferred and students will be inducted into the Order of the Gown during Convocation. The event will be live streamed beginning at 4:30 p.m.

Oceanographer Sylvia A. Earle, retired professor and administrator John L. Ford, and former Bishop for the Office of Pastoral Development Clayton Matthews will receive honorary degrees. Earle, arguably the world’s best-known oceanographer and explorer in residence at the National Geographic Society, will give the Convocation Address.