Freshman Convocation 2017
Sunday, August 20
Information for Faculty
Faculty's Role in the Convocation
The Freshman Convocation is the official beginning of first-time-in-college students' entry into Florida Atlantic University. As a faculty member, you are here in large part because of the extraordinary students who are our partners in the exploration for knowledge. You are the heart and soul of the academic enterprise at FAU and your attendance at the Freshman Convocation represents your commitment to FAU's newest members of the community of learners.
The Freshman Convocation will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, the day before the first day of fall semester classes.
The 45-minute ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00 p.m.
College Deans and Faculty are asked to meet in the Burrow's Bar and Grill in the Student Union for refreshments and socializing and to line-up for the processional at 12:45pm. An event coordinator will direct faculty in the line-up and will lead them in the Processional to the stage with the Deans in front of the line.
The Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium is located inside the Student Union building. The Student Union (UN-31 on the campus map) is located on the east side of West University Drive. The main entrance from Glades Road onto West University Drive is the best route to take. Convenient parking is located in front of the Student Union in Lot 16 or you may park in Parking Garage I (PK-81 on the campus map). This garage is north of the Student Union. Click here for an interactive map.
All faculty are asked to wear their regalia. Staff who have earned a Ph.D. are also invited to wear their regalia and join the faculty in the Processional.
Faculty tipping their hats to welcome new students to Florida Atlantic University
For further information please contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 561-297-2126.