University Convocation is the official welcome for all incoming freshman and transfer students. University of Texas at Dallas faculty and administrators will don academic regalia to formally bring together the next class of academic minds. University Convocation is the first step in a student’s academic journey at UT Dallas that will culminate with graduation and recognition of hard work and academic integrity. Taken from the Latin word meaning "calling together", a convocation generally is an assembly of the members of a group. The University Convocation event is the official recognition of the entry of incoming students into the UT Dallas student body.
After University Convocation, faculty, staff, and upperclassmen will gather to welcome incoming students into the broader community. Students should process out of the Activity Center to the center of the mall for an outdoor grill experience sponsored by Student Affairs.