The Office of Undergraduate Education

University Convocation

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. The 2014 University Convocation ceremony is on Sunday, August 24, 2014, at 4:00pm in the Activity Center gymnasium. If you are a faculty member, student leader, or staff member, please gather outside the racquetball courts at 3:30pm to participate in the processional. Incoming freshmen and transfer students will sit in the stands of the Activity Center gymnasium.

Convocation Attire

Faculty should dress in formal regalia. Incoming students should wear the UT Dallas University Convocation t-shirts that were distributed during the summer orientation sessions. The University Convocation t-shirt serves as the meal ticket for incoming students at the welcome barbecue after the ceremony. Student leaders and staff should dress in seasonally appropriate business casual attire.

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.