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Campus Celebrates First-Year Convocation, August 26

Campus Celebrates First-Year Convocation, August 26

Posted: August 21, 2015

The Buffalo State community will usher in a new academic year and welcome the Class of 2019 during the First-Year Convocation, Wednesday, August 26, at 9:00 a.m. in the Sports Arena. All members of the Buffalo State community are encouraged to attend.

Convocation, from the Latin words meaning “to call together,” has been used to describe a ceremonial assembly of members of a college since the fifteenth century. At Buffalo State, the annual event provides first-year students with the opportunity to hear from administrators as well as to meet fellow classmates and faculty.

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President Katherine Conway-Turner, Provost Melanie Perreault, and University College Dean Scott Johnson will welcome new students—and their parents—to the beginning of their college journey. Dean of Students Charles Kenyon and United Students Government President Derek Jorden will also address the audience.

"Parents and students have told me how much they appreciate the convocation,” said Johnson. “We make an impressive statement as a campus by bringing the community together as we do. While the image of the new class of students in orange shirts is always remarkable, having so many campus leaders present to welcome them is meaningful as well.”

Additionally, deans of each of the college’s six schools will give an overview of their areas and what students can expect at Buffalo State. A short video presentation will also provide audience members with an idea of the campus holds for them. This fall, more than 1,900 first-time students will be enrolled at Buffalo State.

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