New Student Convocation
The New Student Convocation is the official beginning of first-time-in-college students' entry into Florida Atlantic University. The Convocation formally welcomes freshmen to the beginning of their academic career and represents Florida Atlantic University's involvement and commitment to its newest members of the community of learners. As freshmen assemble together with faculty, staff, and administrators, they gain a sense of identity that connects them to one another and to the university. The New Student Convocation is sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies.
Time and Location
The New Student Convocation is from 2:00 - 2:45 pm. Doors open at 1:15pm and Freshmen are asked to be seated no later than 1:45 pm. New Student Convocation is held in the Carole and Barry Kaye Performing Arts Auditorium inside the Student Union on the Boca Raton campus.
Meaning of the Cord
All freshmen in attendance will receive a blue and silver academic cord at the end of the ceremony. The cord represents a commitment to achieving academic excellence and success and the beginning of a life-long connection to FAU. Freshmen will wear their cord at their graduation four years from now.
For additional information or details please contact the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Studies at 561-297-2126.