Tomorrow at 8:50 a.m., UE will hold Academic Convocation for first-year students in Meeks Family Fieldhouse. The keynote speaker will be Mike Slade, PhD, associate professor of chemistry. Staff and administrators are welcome to attend the ceremony (faculty will be part of Convocation). If you are unable to attend, you may live stream the ceremony at

New students: You will gather in Neu Chapel at 8:15 a.m. for prologue, which is led by Rev. Andy Payton, university chaplain. At 8:30 a.m., procession to Meeks Family Fieldhouse will begin. Walnut Street will be closed at this time so everyone can safely travel to Carson Center.

Staff and Administrators: You are invited to welcome students before Convocation! Please meet at 8:30 a.m. along the sidewalk between Ridgway University Center and the East Terrace Lawn, where you will form a walkway as students process to Convocation. We encourage you to wear purple too!