CHAIR - COUNCIL OF PROVOSTS
June 13, 2012
MEMBERS OF THE ACADEMIC SENATE, SAN DIEGO DIVISION
Please save the date to participate in the 7th annual Welcome Week Convocation for new undergraduate students from 5:00 p.m.to 7:00 p.m. Monday, September 24 on RIMAC Field.
Convocation serves as the inaugural academic event for our new freshmen and transfer students and welcomes them into our scholarly community. The 50-minute ceremony will feature brief welcoming remarks by the Associated Students President, Chancellor-Designate Khosla, Executive Vice Chancellor Subramani, Vice Chancellor Rue, an accomplished alumnus or alumna, and a distinguished keynote speaker, yet to be announced.
Following the ceremony, faculty and students will share dinner on the field, providing a valuable and informal venue for students to interact with faculty. Robust faculty participation is essential in order to demonstrate to our students the value we place in this first step on their academic journey. Signage will direct students to designated divisional and departmental areas where they can meet with faculty members from disciplines of interest to them.
A strong faculty showing will send a message to our students about our commitment to their education and our common academic mission. It is estimated that over 4,500 students and faculty attended last year's event. Note that academic regalia will not be required.
Please rsvp with your attendance plans to Gillian Hemingway (firstname.lastname@example.org or x40099) by Friday, September 7th. We appreciate your support of this important event for our new undergraduates.