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.
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.