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Freshman Convocation

What is Convocation?

Convocation is an academic ceremony that traditionally allows newly-matriculated students to join the university community and begin their academic career among their colleagues and professors.  Becoming part of the university community is an exciting event in a student’s life, and the role of the Convocation is to solemnize and celebrate that moment. 

When is Convocation?

August 24th, 2014 at 2:00 in Eagle Hall.


1) Should my parents attend?

  Parents are not required to attend, and the event is open to only the incoming Freshmen and faculty.  The post-Convocation reception is open, however. 

2) What should I wear?

  Business attire is preferable.

3) Why do I want to do this?

  The university (from the Latin universitas = community) is a community.  This is the first time you will be able to join with your professors and future colleagues as a group of students. 

4) If I am not a new Freshman, may I attend anyway?

  The event is for incoming Freshmen only.

5) If I have a question or concern about disabilities or accessibility, who should I contact?

  Please contact Carl Greig, Director of Student Life.  Carl.greig@tamut.edu or 903-223-3062

6) If I have other questions, who should I contact?

  Please address all other questions and concerns to Dr. Craig Nakashian.  Craig.nakashian@tamut.edu or 903-223-3136

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