Faculty and Staff Participation

New Student Convocation is the official opening of the academic year and the introductory university academic event for our new undergraduate students.  We welcome all faculty and staff who would normally process in commencement to robe up and join us for this important ceremony. The 2022 New Student Convocation takes place on Monday, September 19. We look forward to welcoming our newest members of the Seattle University academic community.

Instructions for Arriving

Please Arrive at the Redhawk Center just south of E. Cherry St. on 14th Ave. at 9:15 to the Redhawk Activity Court (RAC) for robing and to line up. Please pack light as you will not be able to leave items in the RAC after processing.

Overview of the Event

9:15 am: Faculty and Staff arrive for robing

9:45 am: Faculty and Staff move into place for procession

10:00 am: Procession

10:15 am: Program

  • Invocation by Vice President Catherine Punsalan-Manlimos
  • Welcome from Provost Shane Martin
  • Remarks from President Eduardo Peñalver
  • Common text discussion Chanel Miller, author of Know My Name, via live remote projection hosted by Hilary Hawley, Director of the Common Text
  • Student Rite of Transition featuring the Seattle University Seal

11:20-11:30 am: Recession

For More Information

  • Faculty & Staff Information: For more information about faculty and staff robing, participation, or the schedule, please contact University Registrar, Joyce Allen (jallen@seattleu.edu).
  • General Information: For all other inquiries, please contact Michelle Etchart, Assistant Provost for Student Development (etchart@seattleu.edu).