A University of Washington welcome for freshmen, their friends and families.
Photos taken at Freshman Convocation and the President’s Picnic will be available from Team Photogenic on their website, following these events. Use the “Browse by Date” function to find the September 23rd event. You can see thumbnails of the photos and download the ones you wish to purchase.
On Sunday, September 23, 2012, at 10:30 a.m., the University of Washington welcomed over 6,000 entering students, family members, and guests at the 29th Annual Freshman Convocation in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion.
Convocation is one of only two occasions where the University President, the Board of Regents, the deans of the 16 Schools and Colleges, and the faculty, gather in a formal academic setting focused on students. The other, of course, is the graduation ceremony, Commencement. These two events are the seminal “bookend” events of a college career. At Freshman Convocation the incoming students found out about UW traditions, heard from the student body president, learned about their classmates, and got a glimpse into the many exciting educational opportunities that await them. University President Michael K. Young delivered the convocation address.
Following the convocation President Young will host the sixth annual President’s Picnic under a giant tent set up on the Rainier Vista lawn. Tickets may be ordered when you order your convocation tickets.
A webcast of Freshman Convocation will be available from UWTV following the ceremony.