New Student Convocation

Filed under Academic, Events on August 15, 2016.

New Student Convocation is Friday, August 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Attendance at New Student Convocation is required for all Summer B and Fall admitted first year students. This includes students who recently graduated from high school with their AA degree. PaCE and Innovation Academy students are welcome to attend New Student Convocation, but are not required to attend.

New Student Convocation, a bookend to Commencement (aka. graduation), is the University of Florida’s official welcome for all new first-year students. As the one and only time all members of the class will convene, this event celebrates the class of 2020’s entry into higher education and inducts them to a community of learners here at the University of Florida. New Student Convocation articulates to our newest Gators the institution’s mission and the expectations to which they will be held during their collegiate career here at the University of Florida. Our first-year students will not only realize their identity as a class but be reminded of the privilege they have to change the world for the better as a member of the Gator Nation.

College Welcome: Please note, some colleges will host mandatory college sessions prior to New Student Convocation. Your college will reach out with an invitation and more information.This session is only available for students. Families are encouraged to attend the Family Reception during this time.

Family members and guests not able to attend will be able to view the event live. Family members and guests are also invited to attend the Family Reception, prior to New Student Convocation, beginning at 6 p.m.