New Student Convocation is an important rite of passage for new students at Seattle University. As your first SU academic ceremony, we celebrate the start of your journey. During the event, faculty and staff will process in their academic regalia, as a precursor to your graduation. You'll hear from campus leaders like the Seattle University president, provost (academic vice president), and student body president. The program highlights this year’s common text, So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo.
Convocation takes place as a part of the larger Academic Day program, which includes school and college inductions from first-year students, a transfer student lunch, and discussions of the common text.
Join your peers, faculty and staff come as we celebrate the beginning of our new academic year on Monday, September 23
9:00 am: School and College Inductions (first-year students only)
10:30-10:50 am: Faculty and staff not participating in school and college inductions line up for procession at Redhawk Center
10:45 am: Participants in school and college inductions arrive at Redhawk Center for Convocation
11:00 am: New Student Convocation
12:30 pm: Break for Lunch
2:00 pm: Common Text Book Discussions
Students, please consult your Welcome Week schedule for more details.
Specifics about robing, processing and discussion groups are available for Faculty and Staff.