Categories: Welcome Week, Academics
Freshman during convocation
Start: August 18, 2019 1:30 p.m.
End: August 18, 2019 3 p.m.
Location: Emens Auditorium

The Freshman Convocation is the University’s official first Academic event for new freshmen at Ball State. President Geoffrey S. Mearns and Provost Susana Rivera-Mills will formally welcome freshmen to campus, speak about the exciting year ahead, and recognize the enduring values our University is committed to—excellence, integrity, social responsibility, respect, and gratitude—as symbolized by our iconic Beneficence. In assembling with faculty, staff, and administrators, the freshmen gain a sense of identity that more deeply connects them to each other and to Ball State University. New freshmen who live in the residence halls will come to the Convocation with their resident assistant. Transfer and commuter students also are encouraged to attend.