New Student Convocation

Join in the Tradition at New Student Convocation

  • Date: Sunday, Sept. 25, 2022
  • Place: Alaska Airlines Arena, Hec Edmundson Pavilion
  • Time: Doors open at 12:30 p.m., Ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m.

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New Student Convocation is the University’s official welcoming ceremony for entering students, their families and friends. For undergraduates, this event sits in the middle of your day, between your undergraduate Connection Meetings and Husky Kickoff. (See undergraduate student schedule.)

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.

View of stage during convocation ceremony

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.

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.


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Undergraduate Student Schedule for the Day

Undergraduate Connection Meetings
12:30 • IMA Fields
  • Meet at the IMA Fields to connect with your Advising & Orientation or First-year Interest Group (FIG) Leader and classmates to create community in small groups. View your personalized schedule at 

New Student Convocation
1:30 • Hec Ed Pavillion

  • See above for information.
  • Masks are strongly recommended.
Husky Kickoff
2:30 • Husky Stadium
  • All new Huskies (freshman and transfer) are invited to continue to the Husky Stadium field for the annual Husky Kickoff tradition. Continue your connection with first-year students, win prizes, learn about Husky traditions, and take your class “W” photo on the Husky Stadium Field.
  • If you want to view the activities from a low sensory area, please enter the stadium from the southeast entrance and sit in the outdoor stands.