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New Fellows Frequently Asked Questions

What are the vaccination and masking requirements for Convocation?

We encourage all guests and participants to be up to date on their COVID vaccinations. All guests and participants must follow masking requirements as posted at the McCormick Place Convention Center.

How long is the ceremony? What is the role of the new Fellows?

Convocation generally lasts about 100 minutes. The procession and seating of new FACPs is by ACP chapter. During the ceremony, new FACPs stand by roll call of their ACP chapter and together recite the ACP Pledge.  FACPs do not ascend the stage during the ceremony.

What should I wear?

Suggested attire is business. You may wish to check coats, bags, and briefcases at the Coat Check in front of Hall F1.

May I keep the stole?

Yes! The green and gold Convocation stole commemorating your achievements is yours to keep.

What time do I need to be there?

Stoles pick-up and assembly will open 4:30 p.m. in Hall F1 of the McCormick Place Convention Center. All new FACP must report to the Governors and New Fellows Assembly Area with their stoles no later than 5:30 p.m.

Do I have to walk across the stage or give a speech?

No. The new FACPs process with their Chapters and are asked to stand with their Chapter to be recognized at their seats.

Can my family attend?

Yes! No tickets are required for family and guests who wish to attend the Convocation Ceremony in support of honorees. Doors will open to family and guests at 5:00 p.m.

If I cannot participate in Convocation, will it impact my FACP status?

No, your Fellowship status is not impacted by Convocation.

Is there a reception after the ceremony?

There are no official events related to Convocation held after the ceremony is concluded.