Longwood University celebrates the official opening of the academic year with the Convocation Ceremony. Convocation is a formal ceremony where seniors wear academic regalia and are initiated into their final year of university education. At Longwood, we honor the transition into seniorhood with the traditional capping ceremony. Distinguished faculty members are presented awards and a keynote speaker gives the address.
For more than four decades, Dr. Bill Harbour has been the stalwart face of Longwood’s political science program, building a well-deserved reputation as a challenging professor, astute mentor, and sharp wit.
A beloved teacher who has helped thousands of budding citizen-leaders think critically about the political process and hold elected figures to high standard, he has guided students through political science classes ranging from international relations to terrorism and homeland security.
For the past five years, he has co-taught a class on the American Presidency with President W. Taylor Reveley IV. During the 2016 Vice Presidential Debate, Harbour shared his expertise on the presidency in front of national media.