• Academic Convocation

    Welcome to Worcester State University

    Tuesday, September 4, 2018*
    Sullivan Auditorium

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

  • Information for Students

    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 the official start of the academic experience at Worcester State (unless you have a class scheduled at this time).
    • You will receive a gift which marks the occasion, given to you by Worcester State University.
    • You will be greeted by faculty members wearing their academic robes. Please dress in business casual attire (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 will be served on the lawn outside the Sullivan Auditorium.

    Information for Faculty and Staff
    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 outside of the Sullivan Auditorium
  • * 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.