Save the date for Academic Convocation Sept. 8

The fall 2022 Academic Convocation will take place at 9:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8 at Wilner Auditorium. Academic Convocation is the official academic welcome for all first-year students. The event celebrates a new Shocker’s entry into higher education and inducts them into a community of learners.

This event will feature President Rick Muma and keynote speaker Kwame Onwuachi, author of the 2022 Common Read book “Notes from a Young Black Chef.” All 2022 University Faculty Award winners will also be recognized at the event.

A reception and book signing will follow the event at 10:20 a.m. on the second floor of the Ulrich Museum gallery. There will also be an informal question and answer session with Onwuachi featuring at live cooking session at 11:30 a.m. in Shocker Dining Hall.

Convocation is a free event open to the campus community, but space is limited. For more information and a full list of speakers, visit the convocation website.