Sunday, August 23, 2020 1:00 pm - The Freshman Convocation welcomes the incoming class of 2024 to Florida Atlantic University. From the welcome by FAU's administrators to the eloquent words of advice from the Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Freshman Convocation promises to be a memorable and exciting start for Florida Atlantic University undergraduate students.
The Freshman Convocation is the official entry into Florida Atlantic University. The Convocation formally welcomes freshmen to the beginning of their academic career and represents Florida Atlantic University's involvement and commitment to its newest members of the community of learners. The ceremony can be viewed via livestream only. It will be made available to new freshmen, faculty, staff and administrators to connect to one another and to the university.
Convocation is a ritual to signal the beginning of a student's college career in the same, significant manner in which the graduation commencement serves as a ritual marking the completion of study.
Highlights of the Freshman Convocation
The ceremony is led by the University President, Provost, and distinguished speakers.
All freshmen that view the ceremony will be given a blue and silver academic cord from Florida Atlantic University. The cord represents a commitment to achieving academic excellence and success and the beginning of a life-long connection to Florida Atlantic University. Freshmen will wear their cord at their graduation four years from now.
The Freshman Convocation helps introduce students to the the FAU community.
Dr. John Kelly, FAU President
Dr. Bret Danilowicz, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
Dr. Edward Pratt, Dean of Undergraduate Studies
2020 Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Jennifer Foster M.D., Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Information for Students
The Freshman Convocation will be held via LIVESTREAM from the Boca Raton Campus. Instructions for students to view the ceremony will be provided. Cords will be given only to those freshmen who view the ceremony. The cord represents your commitment to academic success at Florida Atlantic University and is worn at graduation.
For additional information please contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 561-297-2126