Convocations at McPherson College are opportunities for the entire campus community to gather to celebrate achievements of community members and to share information of importance and interest to everyone. Attendance at convocation is a responsibility every student and employee owes to the collective body; much of the campus, including the dining hall and the library, demonstrates a commitment to community by closing for convocations. The value of convocation is directly connected to the common gathering of all community members at one time, in one space. For these reasons, among others, convocation attendance is expected of all community members.