First Year Convocation

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University of Detroit Mercy hosts Freshman Convocation

Friday, August 22, 2014
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Calihan Hall

Listen to the presentations given during the 2014 First Year Experience Convocation:

The First Year Convocation is held in Calihan Hall to welcome new students to the University Community. The students are led in a processional by a bagpiper, similar to Commencement, and greeted with the sound of "Alma Mater" played by the UDM Pep Band. Students are introduced to key administrators of the University, including the dean of each College and School. After the keynote address and recessional, students and administrators mingle and enjoy a delicious lunch at patio tables under white tents with festive music. The event marks a positive start for students as they begin their first semester at the University.

Friday, August 22, 2014

Time Event Location
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Breakfast Student Center, Ballroom / Loft, Second Floor

9:45 a.m. Line up for processional Fountain area
(If raining, then in Fountain Lounge, Student Center)
10 a.m. Procession begins to Calihan Hall

10:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. First Year Experience Convocation Calihan Hall

12 p.m. Recessional Calihan Hall Parking Lot H

12:05 p.m. Reception Tents on southwest side of Calihan Hall
Parking Lot H