Freshman Convocation highlights the beginning of your journey towards graduation and the fulfilment of your personal, academic, and professional goals. We are eager to recognize your entry into our university community with this annual celebration that honors you, the entering freshman class. Families are invited to join in the festivities. Jennifer Teege, author of our common reader, will be the keynote speaker.
UHD Gator Guides at the 2015 Convocation with Luis Urrea, invited author and speaker
Who Is Required to Attend?
You and your fellow freshmen are expected to attend Freshman Convocation.
How Do I Prepare for Convocation?
The best way to prepare for convocation is to read My Grandfather Would Have Shot Me: A Black Woman Discovers Her Family’s Nazi Past, the common reader you received at Gator Ready Day. We encourage you to participate in the contests associated with the book. Bring your enthusiasm for making new friends. Team activities are an important aspect of our celebration.
Date: September 15, 2017
Time: 9 am* – 12 pm
Place: 3rd Floor Academic Building, Robertson Auditorium
*Registration and light refreshments are available beginning at 8 am.