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2013 First Year Convocation

This UDMcast features Donald DiPaolo, Associate Professor of Education; Michael Soviak, Student Government President; and Antoine Garibaldi, UDM President, recorded August 23, 2013. Running time is 1 hour 1 minute. Select UDMcast format below.


The 2013 First Year Convocation was held Aug. 23 in Calihan Hall to welcome new students to the University community. After a processional led into the Hall by a bagpiper, new UDM students were introduced to key administrators of the University, including the dean of each of UDM's colleges and schools.

The Convocation included remarks from UDM President Antoine Garibaldi and Student Government President Michael Soviak as well as a keynote address by Associate Professor of Education Don DiPaolo. The event is intended to provide a positive start for students as they begin their first semester at University of Detroit Mercy.

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