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New Student and Family Convocation

What people say about Convocation ...

"This was a most impressive and emotional way to start an educational journey and for parents and loved ones. That ceremony will always be one of my fondest memories."

– parent of a new student

Convocation will be virtual!

August 22 @ 12pm (PST)

Families who RSVP before July 27th will receive a special package in the mail before New Student and Family Convocation!


All new students and their families are invited to attend this ceremonial tradition and celebration to kick off the school year.

The Beginning of a College Career

Just as Commencement marks the completion of study, New Student and Family Convocation signifies the beginning of a college career. These rituals “bookend” the beginning and culmination of your academic journey.

Convocation brings new students and their families together with faculty and staff to mark a new beginning. It also serves as a vehicle to instill core institutional values of scholarship, citizenship and leadership.

All new transfer, freshman and commuter students and their families are strongly encouraged to participate in this special event.