What is Convocation?
Worcester State University’s Academic Convocation officially welcomes new students into Worcester State’s academic community and fosters a sense of belonging. Convocation is literally a “calling together” of all new students. It is a formal academic ceremony that, together with Commencement, will serve as bookends to your time here at Worcester State. Convocation serves to officially welcome you to the academic core of your university experience. Everyone at Worcester State hopes that this event will serve as an opportunity to gain an appreciation for the University’s values and traditions.
Convocation is also designed to inspire your commitment to excellence within an academic community of students, faculty, and staff. At this time, you will be introduced to some of the many individuals here to support your learning and intellectual development.
2022’s Ceremony (with ice cream to follow!)
This year’s Academic Convocation, which will be in-person, takes place in the Wellness Center’s Competition Gym at 3pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 — the first day of classes, and will last approximately 40 minutes. Ice cream will be served right after the program.
In addition to new students, all returning students, faculty, and staff are welcome and encouraged to attend. Especially welcome are students who began at Worcester State in the Fall of 2020 and did not have an in-person Convocation.
Students should gather in the Multipurpose Gym on the 2nd floor of the Wellness Center at 2:20pm.