The 112th Opening Assembly


Abilene Christian University begins each academic year with its Opening Assembly in Moody Coliseum. Conducted during the regular hour of the university’s daily Chapel, opening assembly begins with a procession of the administration and faculty. Immediately following the academic procession, the Parade of Flags – with students carrying the flags of every U.S. state and nation represented in the student body, faculty and staff – creates a spectacular array of color and pageantry.

This year marks the 112th session. Special guest Dr. Michael J. Sorrell will deliver the opening address. Dr. Sorrell serves as president of Paul Quinn College of Dallas, Texas. Students, faculty, staff, civic and government leaders, and general public are invited to attend on Monday, August 28 in Moody Coliseum beginning at 11 a.m.