First Year Convocation is the first formal event of each academic year and serves as the official welcome for all new students entering Buffalo State, State University of New York.
Convocation, from the Latin words meaning "to call together," has been used to describe a ceremonial assembly of members of a college since the fifteenth century.
The event provides Buffalo State’s new students with the opportunity to hear from President Katherine Conway-Turner, as well as meet fellow classmates and faculty. It signifies the beginning of a student's journey into Buffalo State’s world of academia, just as Commencement observes the completion of studies at Buffalo State for our seniors.
Buffalo State's First-Year Orientation is a 3-day program requiring an overnight stay at Buffalo State during the summer and a mandatory 1-day program during Bengal Bound on August 23, 2019. The first-year Convocation is a tradition at Buffalo State that allows the academic community to welcome its first-year students!
Orientation 102-Academic Day Schedule
8:30- Student check-in (Please wear your Orientation T-shirts)
9:00- Academic Convocation (Sports Arena)
10:00- Class of 2023 picture
11:00- 12:15- Academic Department Time (Various locations)
12:15-1:30-LC Luncheon (SU Social Hall) Learning Community ONLY
12:15-1:30 LUNCH on your own
1:45- 2:45- Honors Meeting (SU Social Hall)
2:00- 3:30- Academic Sucess Academy Meeting
This event requires the enthusiastic participation of our campus community to succeed.
Please join us!
All departments and offices are encouraged to allow their staff members to support this event as a work assignment for that morning by allowing personnel to march in convocation or volunteer to assist with the event. Faculty and staff members are urged to process in regalia to demonstrate Buffalo State's commitment to incoming students.
Faculty and staff interested in marching in regalia or volunteering to assist with the event can register online.
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