Freshman Convocation highlights the beginning of your journey towards graduation and the fulfilment of your personal, academic, and professional goals. We are eager to celebrate your entry into our university community. UHD Interim President Dr. Michael A. Olivas will offer an official welcome as we recognize the start of the academic year. College deans, faculty, staff, and current students join you in this annual event that honors the entering freshman class.
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. Discussion sessions offer you the opportunity to meet your classmates who will be in your Freshman Seminar this fall and to explore aspects of the common reader. Led by a faculty or professional staff member, the discussions also introduce you to alumni and current students as they share their experiences at UHD and beyond.
How Do I Prepare for Convocation?
The best way to prepare for convocation is to read "The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates," 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: August 20, 2016
Time: 9 am* – 12 pm
Place: 3rd Floor Academic Building, Robertson Auditorium
*Registration and light refreshments are available beginning at 8 am.