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?

Convocation occurs the Sunday before the Fall semester begins.

Convocation FAQs

Should my parents attend?

Yes, the Convocation Ceremony and reception that follows are open to first-year students, their families, and faculty.  

What should I wear?

We request that students wear business attire to the Convocation Ceremony.

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. 

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

The event is for incoming Freshmen only.

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

For disability questions or concerns, please email or call 903-223-3140

If I have other questions, who should I contact?

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