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New Student Convocation

At the beginning of each school year, thousands of students, faculty, staff, and administrators gather together at the New Student Convocation event. It is an opportunity to formally welcome our first-year students to Kansas State University and provide an introduction to our campus. You will be greeted by and hear stories from current students, alumni, and key stakeholders of the university who share a collective voice of a community that cares for and is focused on our students' success. For more information and to view previous Convocation ceremonies, visit our History page. 

Convocation 2023

We are excited to be together in person, several thousand strong, in Bramlage Coliseum, to share in this moment of belonging. Join us on Sunday, August 20th from 5-5:45 pm to continue building your K-State community. Be sure to arrive early when the doors open at 4:30 pm to find your seat! Our theme for this year is "Your K-State Journey Starts Now", and we hope that after the evening's event you'll see how you belong at K-State, learn a little about our university's history and traditions, reflect on the power of getting involved, and think about what your goals for your academics and college life might be.  

If you are an instructor or one of our Learning Assistants and would like some ideas on how to connect before, during, and after the event, we have created a quick tips document, which also includes a discussion facilitation guide.

Tips for the evening:

  • Be sure to bring along your water bottle as you are walking to Bramlage - it's going to be hot!
  • You'll be entering through the Northwest entrance of Bramlage if you are walking over from the residence halls with a group. If you need to ride the ATA bus to the stadium, you'll be dropped off and enter the same way.
  • There will be meals available after the Convocation and Pep Rally events - be sure to grab your ticket as you go to sit down before the event starts!

Invitation to Convocation with purple background and compass image. Text reads New Student Convocation. Join the Celebration. Find your community. Start strong. Sunday, Aug. 20, 2023 5 pm.