Convocation 2017:  Important Reminders

Here are some important reminders and updates about 2017-18 Convocation.


  • All faculty and staff are required to attend our second annual Convocation on Friday, August 4, 2017.
  • Police Services and other essential operations employees can be excused by permission of the EVP Finance & Operations.
  • Any other absences must be approved by your division’s VP.



  • Convocation will take place on the Macon campus in the Recreation and Wellness Center.
  • Buses will depart from the Cochran campus no later than 7:45 am prompt.
  • Following our faculty and staff picnic, concert, and cookout, buses will depart Macon at 1:00 pm to return to Cochran.
  • If you will need transportation to Macon for Convocation, please send a message indicating your name and campus to


7:45am            –           Transportation Departs from Cochran Campus (Sanford Hall)

8:30am            –           Continental Breakfast Available (Wellness and Recreation Center)

9:00am            –           Welcome – Nancy Stroud, Executive Vice President

9:05am            –           President’s Start of Year Address to MGA Faculty & Staff

9:45am            –           Employee Recognition Ceremony

10:00am          –           Staff Council Awards

10:10am          –           Break

10:30am          –           Meetings of Faculty & Staff in Respective Divisions:

  • Academics – Recreation and Wellness Center
  • Recruitment and Marketing – Office of Admissions
  • Student Affairs – PSC 238
  • Finance and Operations – Math Auditorium
  • President’s Office – PSC – Board Room
  • Advancement – PSC Room 239

12:00pm          –           Cookout (PSC Banquet Hall)

1:00pm            –           Transportation Departs for Cochran Campus (in front of Jones Building)



Monday, July 31 8:00 am – 5:30 pm w/ an hour for lunch 8.5 hours worked
Tuesday, August 1 8:00 am – 5:30 pm w/ an hour for lunch 8.5 hours worked
Wednesday, August 2 8:00 am – 5:30 pm w/ an hour for lunch 8.5 hours worked
Thursday, August 3 8:00 am – 5:30 pm w/ an hour for lunch 8.5 hours worked
Friday, August 4 8:00 am – 2:00 pm: Convocation 6 hours worked