Your Academic Journey Begins

Freshman Convocation

Friday, August 16, 3:45 p.m.

Nigh University Center, Ballrooms

Students will gather at Old North by 3 p.m., Orientation Leaders will be there to greet you!

(for inclement weather go directly to the Nigh University Center by 3:45pm)

Welcome Freshmen
Class of 2023

You're invited to Freshman Convocation. Convocation is from the Latin word for “calling together.” UCO calls all freshmen to come together to officially welcome them to our Central community of learners as a member of the 2023 class. Freshman Convocation marks the start of an academic journey. Convocation is designed to convey the significance of their educational endeavor and the commitment of the university to support them in the achievement of this goal.

Freshman Convocation will celebrate who we are, the importance of our newest students, and the start of a new era for our university.

Join your Class of 2023 classmates at the Nigh University Center as we recognize the size and strength or your class as well as the wonderful diversity convening at our metropolitan university home. You will learn about Central traditions, hear from the student body president, and share the Central Commitment. Following Convocation, we will have the President's Picnic at the Blue Tent.

Helping students learn so that they may become productive, creative, ethical, engaged citizens and leaders.