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Opening Convocation & Bubbles

Carleton has a Convocation nearly every Friday, but the Opening Convocation of each year is special. All of Carleton's professors file in to the Chapel to solemn music while everyone in the upper balconies blows a cascade of bubbles down on their heads.

  • Blowing bubbles at opening convocation
    Blowing bubbles at opening convocation
  • Skinner Memorial Chapel

    Opening Convocation & Bubbles takes place at Skinner Memorial Chapel

    The Chapel is the heart of religious and spiritual life at Carleton, serving as a place of worship and interfaith dialogue for both campus and community. In a typical week, the chapel may host a centering prayer and meditation, a Torah study group, a Christian vespers service, Buddhist meditation, a Labyrinth walk, and an interfaith social justice meeting.

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