CSUB to hold annual New Student Convocation

September 2, 2008
Kathy Miller, 661/654-2456, kmiller26@csub.edu or
Michele Newel, 661/654-2720, mnewell1@csub.edu

California State University, Bakersfield will welcome its newest students and their families to campus at its fourth annual New Student Convocation on Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. in the Doré Theatre.

All new and transfer students are expected to attend.

"The New Student Convocation presents a unique opportunity for the university to welcome new students into the learning community, express our expectations for student learning, and demonstrate our collective commitment to facilitating their success and our belief in their potential to graduate from the university," said CSUB President Horace Mitchell.

The day will include an orientation, special convocation ceremony, advising and registration, a resource and club fair, and a meet and greet luncheon with Mitchell, administrators, fellow students and faculty. There will also be programs for parents offered in both English and Spanish.

The convocation ceremony is designed to complement the commencement ceremony that graduating students experience upon the completion of their degree. The event will incorporate a procession of university administrators, faculty, staff and student leaders.

Highlights of the program will include brief remarks by Mitchell, the provost and the vice president for student affairs, a welcome message from a faculty member, and an introduction by the new student body president, Carlos Ortiz. Additionally, the ceremony will incorporate music and a variety of university traditions.

For more information or to RSVP, log on to www.csub.edu/convocation.