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University Convocation

University Convocation, the first step in a student's academic journey at UT Dallas, is the official welcome for all incoming students, as well as the formal introduction to the goals set forth for incoming students. UT Dallas charges incoming students with fulfilling the University's mantra, 'create your future' by becoming highly engaged and service-oriented leaders within the University community. The 2018 University Convocation ceremony is on Sunday, August 19, 2018, at 4:00 pm in the Activity Center gymnasium. If you are a faculty member or staff member, please gather outside the racquetball courts at 3:30 pm to participate in the processional. Incoming students will sit in the stands of the Activity Center gymnasium.

Convocation Attire

Incoming students should wear orange, green, or UT Dallas spirit wear. Faculty should dress in business casual attire or formal regalia. Staff should dress in business casual attire.

Post Convocation Celebration

After University Convocation, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen gather to welcome incoming students to the University community. Students should process out of the Activity Center to the center of the mall for a barbecue sponsored by Student Affairs.

University Convocation RSVP

Faculty, staff, and new students are encouraged notify the organizers regarding their intent to attend using the University Convocation RSVP Form.