What is the Day of Convocation?
- The Day of Convocation is a day dedicated to welcome and introduce new students (freshmen and transfers) to the UNC Charlotte academic community.
- The day starts with students assembling in their college designated location for the Dean’s Welcome.
- Check your college morning meeting location here.
- Then, students will walk as a group to the Dale Halton Arena to participate in the New Student Convocation ceremony.
- The ceremony will be followed by departmental and collegiate activities.
When is the Day of Convocation?
- The Day of Convocation is held on the first day of the fall semester: Monday, August 21.
Is attendance mandatory?
- All new undergraduate students, freshmen and transfers, are required to attend.
What is the New Student Convocation?
- The New Student Convocation is an assembly of faculty, staff and students to officially welcome and induct new undergraduate students (freshmen and transfers) into the UNC Charlotte community of learners
- During the ceremony, students will learn about UNC Charlotte’s history, mission, values, and academic expectations.
- Just as graduation marks the completion of a course of study, Convocation marks the beginning of the new students’ academic journey at UNC Charlotte
- The New Student Convocation ceremony takes place on the first day of the fall semester, Monday, August 21, at 11:00 am in the Dale Halton Arena.
- Doors will open at 10:30 am.
Is there a dress code for New Student Convocation?
- Students should dress casually, wear comfortable shoes and wear the UNC Charlotte T-shirt given out at 49er New Year (held prior to the ceremony)
- Free convocation t-shirts may also be picked up at the UCAE office in Colvard 2300 on Monday morning (while supplies last).
- If you don't get a convocation t-shirt, wear any UNC Charlotte/Green apparel of your choice.
What do I need to bring to New Student Convocation?
- Bring yourself, your cell phone (if you have one), and a winning attitude!
Where can I find a Day of Convocation schedule of activities?
- College specific activities are listed on the Day of Convocation schedule. The schedule is also included in the Niner DestiNation app available for Android and iPhone.
When do classes start?
- Classes scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm will not meet on Monday, August 21. Classes regularly scheduled for 5:00 pm or later will meet as scheduled.
Are there activities for continuing students?
- The Day of Convocation is for new freshman and new transfer students only.
- Some continuing students will be involved in hosting and helping with the day of activities.
- Classes scheduled between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm will not meet on Monday, August 21.
- Classes regularly scheduled for 5:00 pm or later will meet as scheduled.
- The event can be watched on livestream here.