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New Student Convocation

What is New Student Convocation?

New Student Convocation is an annual tradition where all new students (first-year and transfer) officially begin their academic careers at Loyola University Chicago. Students are welcomed to the university community by the President, Provost, faculty, staff, and student leaders. New Student Convocation is a celebration of university life and the academic traditions of Loyola. All new students attend this important event as part of Welcome Week.

New Student Convocation consists of three parts:

  • Convocation Walk and Welcome Tunnel: a processional of new students from East Quad to the Convocation in Gentile Arena 
  • Convocation Address: new students hear from the President and the author of the First-Year Text
  • First-Year Text Discussions: small group conversations led by faculty and staff members and student leaders 

2019 New Student Convocation

Date: Friday, August 23, 2019

Pictures from previous New Student Convocations:

Convocation Walk