University Convocation, the first step in a student's academic journey at UT Dallas, is the official welcome for all incoming freshmen and transfer students, as well as the formal introduction to the freshman theme. The UT Dallas community charges the Class of 2019 with the continuation of the theme, "Service Matters: In My Home, On My Campus, In My Community, Around the World." Incoming freshmen and transfer students are expected to personify this theme by actively engaging in Service Matters activities and striving to be service leaders on campus.
The 2015 University Convocation ceremony is on Sunday, August 23, 2015, at 4:00 pm in the Activity Center gymnasium. If you are a faculty member, student leader, or staff member, please gather outside the racquetball courts at 3:30 pm to participate in the processional. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will sit in the stands of the Activity Center gymnasium.
Incoming students should wear orange, green, or UT Dallas spirit wear. Faculty should dress in business casual attire or formal regalia. Student leaders and staff should dress in business casual attire. Incoming students are provided a meal ticket for the welcome barbecue after the ceremony.
Post Convocation Celebration
After University Convocation, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen gather to welcome incoming students to the University community. Students should process out of the Activity Center to the center of the mall for a barbecue sponsored by Student Affairs.
University Convocation RSVP
Faculty, staff, and student leaders should notify the Office of Undergraduate Education regarding their intent to attend using the University Convocation RSVP Form.
- You will use your UT Dallas NetID and Password to access the online University Convocation RSVP Form.
- Click here to access the University Convocation RSVP Form.
- Once you complete the form, select 'Submit' located at the bottom of the page.