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.email@example.com 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.firstname.lastname@example.org or 903-223-3136