First-Year Student Convocation


First-Year Student Convocation is an important tradition at Seattle U.  As your first academic ceremony, we celebrate the start of your SU 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.  You will also present your signed class banner to the university (Class of 2019 pictured above).

We conclude with a discussion of this year's common text, Tulalip: From My Heart by Harriette Shelton Dover. Told through the narrative of the author's voice, Tulalip invites readers to consider issues of class and race based assimilation, educational experiences of students of color, impacts of colonialist behaviors, and justice and injustice in our community.

First-Year Student Convocation
Tuesday, September 25th
9 am - 12 pm
Redhawk Center North Court