New Student Convocation

A University of Washington welcome for new students, their friends and families.

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 28, 2021
  • Place: Rainier Vista (just south of Drumheller Fountain)
  • Time: 3:00 – 4:00 p.m.  Tent opens and webcast begins at 2:00 p.m.In-person student tickets for the tent on the Rainier Vista are sold out. Students may order virtual tickets for the livestream Convocation broadcast – for themselves and their families and guests – below.

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New Student 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 for an academic ceremony 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 New Student Convocation you will:

  • Get to know your classmates from around the world.
  • Get started on the path to academic success.
  • Get tips on navigating student life.
  • Join the Husky community.

This year’s Convocation will be a hybrid event. Students are welcome to attend in person or view the livestream of the ceremony online, either individually or in small groups at various locations across campus. In either case, tickets are required and may be ordered through this website (beginning the week of Sept. 6-10).

So bookmark this website and check back next week to get your tickets!

** On guidance from public health officials, Convocation has been moved outdoors and limited to 1,500 students. Student unable to attend may view the ceremony on the livestream webcast.