UW News

September 23, 2019

Video: New UW students welcomed at 2019 convocation

UW News

Convocation welcomes the entering class and officially marks the beginning of the academic year. More than 6,000 people, including students and their families, were expected to attend the event.

The ceremony was held Sept. 22 in the Alaska Airlines Arena at Hec Edmundson Pavilion and featured music by the University Wind Ensemble. President Ana Mari Cauce, Provost Mark Richards, members of the Board of Regents, deans, vice presidents, vice provosts and student leaders marched in the procession.

Following the ceremony, students were invited to Husky Stadium to form a large ‘W’ for an annual photograph. Despite the rainy weather, plenty of new Huskies were there to be captured in a high resolution ‘W’ and a timelapse video.

UW classes begin Sept. 25.

Fast facts:

  • Preliminary figures show the incoming freshman class will be about 7,000 students
  • Around 4,450 incoming students are from Washington
  • An additional 1,500 transfer students are expected to arrive this fall, including 1,300 of whom will be from Washington community colleges
  • UW Bothell and UW Tacoma also welcome their incoming classes, with 857 and 739 freshmen expected, respectively

For soundbites and b-roll or more information, contact:
Kiyomi Taguchi, video producer: ktaguchi@uw.edu or 206-695-2716
Jackson Holtz, PIO:  jjholtz@uw.edu or 206-543-2581