Freshman Convocation

Freshman Convocation

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. 


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. 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. or 903-223-3136