SAVE THE DATE: MONDAY, AUGUST 20, 2018 at 9:30 a.m. in the Exactech Arena at the Stephen C. O'Connell Center

New Student Convocation, a bookend to Commencement (aka. graduation), is the University of Florida’s official welcome for all new first-year students. As the one and only time all members of the class will convene, this event celebrates the class of 2022’s entry into higher education and inducts them to a community of learners here at the University of Florida. New Student Convocation articulates to our newest Gators the institution’s mission and the expectations to which they will be held during their collegiate career here at the University of Florida. Our first year students will not only realize their identity as a class but be reminded of the privilege they have to change the world for the better as a member of the Gator Nation.

Family members and guests are also invited to attend the Family Reception after New Student Convocation.

Family members not able to attend Convocation can watch the event live online.

Program details are available on our mobile guide for UF New Student Convocation via the GatorWay mobile application.

ATTENDANCE AT NEW STUDENT CONVOCATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL SUMMER B AND FALL ADMITTED FIRST YEAR STUDENTS. This includes students who recently graduated from high school with their AA degree.