Invitation to Convocation, Sept. 26

Sept. 20, 2023

Dear Faculty and Staff,

I am writing to invite you to attend the 2023 New Student Convocation ceremony on Tuesday, Sept. 26, in Gill Coliseum.

Convocation is a vital part of OSUWelcome 2023, a set of activities and events to help incoming Corvallis and Ecampus students connect with the university and kick off their college education. The event also recognizes students studying at OSU-Cascades and through our partnership with Eastern Oregon University, and OSU-Cascades holds a separate convocation ceremony for students joining the Bend campus.

Convocation serves as the official induction of new undergraduate students into the OSU academic and social community and is designed to mirror many aspects of Commencement. At its heart, Convocation is about formally introducing new students to the faculty and staff of Oregon State University and inspiring them to aim high in pursuing their academic goals. Your attendance emphasizes to students that they are being welcomed into a larger community working together in research, education and public engagement. This year’s event will include a welcome by President Jayathi Y. Murthy and remarks from ASOSU President Carissa O’Donnell.

Students will assemble with their respective colleges in the Memorial Union Quad at 2:15 p.m., and then process to Gill Coliseum at 3:00 p.m. The Convocation Ceremony will be held in Gill Coliseum at 3:30 p.m. The ceremony will be streamed on
We encourage you to remind students to participate and walk with them to the MU Quad at 2:15 p.m. to gather. You are welcome to join other faculty, staff, and returning students lined up along 26th Street to cheer on students during the processional. 

You do not need to RSVP to attend Convocation. The platform party will be wearing regalia and, although not required, we invite faculty to do so as well.

If you have any questions regarding this event, please email the Office of the Provost.

I look forward to seeing you at Convocation.

Edward Feser

Provost and Executive Vice President