Are convocations open to the public?

Yes! The weekly convocations are advertised locally and are open to the general public. Several retired members of the Northfield community make it a regular habit to attend each week. In addition, teachers in the Northfield Public Schools occasionally bus groups of middle or high school students to a relevant convocation. These may be students who are reading a book authored by the speaker or working on a school project that relates to the speaker’s work. When possible, we arrange for the public school students to stay for a pizza lunch and conversation with Carleton student leaders, or in some cases a special group discussion with the speaker may be arranged.