• Academic Convocation

    Welcome to Your New Home: Worcester State University!

    Tuesday, September 5*
    Sullivan Auditorium

    Worcester State University’s Academic Convocation officially welcomes our new students into our academic community and fosters a sense of belonging in our student body.

  • Information for Student Participants

    2:20 p.m. - Students check in at the Wellness Center, Multipurpose Gym on 2nd floor

    • All new students—first-years and transfers—are to participate in this kickoff of your academic experience at Worcester State (unless you have a class scheduled at this time).
    • You will receive a WSU gift.
    • You will be greeted by faculty members wearing their academic robes. Please dress in a manner befitting the academic tenor of this event (no caps, cutoffs, or flip flops, please).
    • If you have accessibility needs, please contact the Student Accessibility Services Office at accessibility@worcester.edu. Two weeks’ notice is appreciated.
    • If you have general questions, email convocation@worcester.edu.

    3:45/4 p.m. - Light refreshments in the May Street Building

    Information for Faculty and Staff Participants
    Academic regalia required.
    2:30 p.m. - Faculty arrive, robed, at the Woo Café
    3 p.m. - Speaking program begins in the Sullivan Auditorium
    3:45/4 p.m. - Light refreshments in the May Street Building
  • * If there is rain, there will be no outdoor procession. Students will line up in the Sullivan Academic center and faculty and staff will gather in the Woo Café at 2:30 p.m. If you are unsure about the weather, check this page for up-to-date event information.