New Student Convocation

Students enjoy confetti falling from the rafters at Great Southern Bank Arena.

A public affairs signature event.

2 p.m. Aug. 20

Great Southern Bank Arena

Experience the official campus welcome for new Bears.

This year’s speaker is alumnus Dr. Jacob Swett. He is the Executive Director of Blueprint Biosecurity, an organization focused on advancing technological and policy interventions for pandemic prevention, and an Advisor to Open Philanthropy on biosecurity and pandemic preparedness.

Navigating the Now is the public affairs theme for 2023-2024.
Public Affairs 2023-2024

The New Student Convocation marks the official start of the academic year and introduces the year’s public affairs theme.