September 10, 2019


SUBJECT:    Volunteers Requested for New Student Welcome Convocation | Sept. 24 and Ask Me Human Kiosk Welcome Program

Dear Colleagues,

This year we have two exciting opportunities for engagement with new

Volunteer at the 2019 New Student Welcome Convocation & Lunch on
Tuesday, September 24, 2019. Convocation marks our UC San Diego
students' formal entrance into the UC San Diego academic community. This
marquee event of Welcome Week is held at RIMAC field and is
characterized as the beginning bookend experience with the Commencement
ceremony. This year, over 6,000 new students will attend Convocation
with their colleges to enjoy a warm welcome message from campus
leadership, esteemed faculty, alumni and their A.S. President.
Immediately following the ceremony, the new students are invited to
enjoy lunch with their peers and to meet faculty representatives from
each of UC San Diego’s academic divisions.

Volunteer to be a Human Kiosk! The 2019 Welcome Week Committee is
introducing an exciting new campus initiative. Ask Me Human Kiosks will
be set around campus to provide a warm and welcoming face for students
to ask questions and get help with wayfinding. Volunteer staff and
students will be stationed at the kiosks located around campus and
roaming campus in bright yellow Ask Me shirts ready to answer questions
and assist new students.

Please consider volunteering during Welcome Week to help usher in our
new incoming class of first-year and transfer students. All registered
volunteers will receive a Volunteer50 t-shirt, lunch ticket if
volunteering at Convocation, and Volunteer50 swag item. Volunteer
registration is being managed through the Volunteer50 program at:

More event information can be found at: and
for a full list of welcome week events please visit

Please feel free to forward this invitation to any staff or students who
may be interested. We greatly appreciate your support!

Emily Roxworthy,
Provost Earl Warren College,
Co-Chair, New Student Welcome
Convocation Committee

Patricia Mahaffey, Ed. D.
Assistant Vice Chancellor - Student Life,
Co-Chair, New Student Welcome
Convocation Committee