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 first year students to the university and provide an introduction to the campus community. You will be greeted by and hear 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 student success. For more information and to view previous Convocation ceremonies, visit our History page.
In a normal year, we would gather together, several thousand strong, in Bramlage Coliseum, to share in this moment of community and belonging together. However, this is not a normal year, and we want to put the health and safety of our community first during the time of COVID-19. So, we will be gathering together virtually in the fall of 2020! Join us on this page, Sunday, August 16 from 5:30-6:15 pm for the YouTube premier!
As you hear from university leaders, students, and alumni, we encourage you engage in the chat of the video. You can say hello, ask questions, make connections, and more! We have a group of student leaders who will be in the chat and more than happy to connect with you.
We're encouraging various groups to organize and host their own virtual or small face-to-face gatherings, to forge connections with our new students and to create meaning around the event. To help with this process, we've created a guide to hosting a watch party, which includes a discussion facilitation guide, if you'd like to have a conversation with students immediately afterwards.
If you do host a virtual or small group watch party, please consider taking a photo or screenshot and sending it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or tagging us @kstatefirst on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram! If you have any questions or concerns or if there is anything we could do to help, please don't hesitate to reach out.