Annapolis Graduate Institute Campus Convening Weekend

The Annapolis Graduate Institute’s Spring 2024 Campus Convening Weekend will be held on Friday, April 5–Saturday, April 6. Attendance at two such weekends (or studying for at least one semester on-campus) is required for those completing the Low-Residency degree, and we envision the weekends as events for the entire Graduate Institute community. Academic and social activities are open to GI students, faculty, staff, and alumni unless otherwise indicated, and are planned to help us get to know one another as a community of learners–whether we are current students or alumni, whether we attend classes in-person or online.

Schedule of Events

Friday, April 5

Time Event
All Day "Open Office" hosted by Brendan Boyle, Associate Dean for Graduate Programs, for visiting students or alumni to visit and have a cup of coffee.
2:30 p.m. Campus tour led by Kashya Boretsky, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Services.
4 p.m. Greenfield Library orientation for Low-Residency students.
4:30 p.m. Mitchell Art Museum’s guided tour of Polly Apfelbaum’s, “Sampling a Sampler Sampling” exhibit.
6 p.m. Opening reception and dinner in the Barr-Buchanan Center. Low-Residency students who have not previously signed the College Register will have a chance to do so as part of the event.
7:30 p.m. All-College Seminar hosted by the Student Committee on Instruction.
9:30 p.m. Observatory opening for the GI Community. (weather permitting)
10 a.m.–
6 p.m.
Campus Bookstore open.

Saturday, April 6

Time Event
10:30 a.m. Brunch in Barr-Buchanan Center, generously sponsored by the Alumni Association Board.
11:45 a.m. GI Convening Weekend Seminar on Book X of Plato’s Republic.
1:45 p.m. Faculty-led musical pratica and choral singing. (no experience necessary)
2:15 p.m. &
2:45 p.m.
Planetarium shows.
5 p.m. Closing reception and light hors d’oeuvres at the President’s House.
12– 4 p.m. Campus Bookstore open.

Please note: Students and alumni are encouraged to organize their own gatherings on Sunday, April 7. If students or alumni are interested in hosting one-time study groups on Sunday, April 7, please contact Kashya Boretsky (kashya.boretsky(at) by Monday, March 25.