New Student Convocation

Convocation is one of two seminal ceremonies that bookend the academic year. Whereas Commencement celebrates graduates, Convocation celebrates new Oregon State University students - in Corvallis and online. Each fall, the university welcomes new students at the New Student Convocation ceremony. Convocation, which literally translates to "come together," is a ceremony in which we welcome OSU's new students to the university. Students can attend in person or participate via the live stream.

SAVE THE DATE: Convocation 2023

Tuesday, September 26, 2023 | Gill Coliseum 

Student Line-up: 2:15 p.m. | New students will line up by college in the Memorial Union Quad 

Processional: 3:00 p.m. | New students will participate in the New Student Walk down 26th Street 

Ceremony: ~3:30 p.m. | Gill Coliseum 

All university senior leaders, faculty and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend Convocation as guests. Cheer on OSU's incoming students from the sidewalk as they walk in the processional from the MU Quad down 26th Street, then find a seat in Gill Coliseum for the ceremony. 

Convocation will be streamed on