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Freshman Convocation will take place on Sunday, August 24, 2014 at 6pm in the Coliseum. Can't attend? Click below to watch the event live streaming!

Convocation live streaming

Phase II of Orientation: Transitions Orientation - Convocation and the Welcome back blast

Please don't forget to attend the second part of your orientation experience. see below for more information. Check-in for commuter students will be available from 5:30-6:00pm in the Coliseum. Check in will only take a 5-10 minutes. Residential students will walk over to the Coliseum with their Resident Assistant on their hall. The ceremony will begin promptly at 6:00pm.

What is Convocation? Convocation is a ceremony that marks the beginning of your academic career at the University of West Georgia.

At Convocation you will:

Receive your class pin
Receive your 2014-2015 Student handbook & planner
Sign your class banner that will hang at your graduation
Participate in the Lighting of the Flame ceremony
Have dinner in Love Valley with your classmates
Attend the Welcome Back Blast!

IMPORTANT: PLEASE WEAR YOUR CLASS OF 2018 TSHIRT TO CONVOCATION –the white shirt you received at orientation. If you did not receive a shirt at convocation please wear a white shirt and when you arrive at Convocation we can give you a shirt. Sizes will be limited at this time.


All 2014 Orientation dates are now closed. Please check back here in October to see 2015 dates for Spring, Summer and Fall. 



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