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First-Year Student Convocation

First Year Experience Departmenet

Convocation 2016 TBA: 

First-Year Student Convocation is the capstone event of Lion Pride Weekend. Convocation is a ceremony designed to officially welcome first-year students and families. You will meet the University President, as well as Deans, Department Heads, members of the Faculty, Alumni, and Course Assistants. Our entire campus community participates to welcome you to the MSSU family.

First-Year Student Traditions

Convocation is also an opportunity for us to tell you about our first-year student traditions! Bring your camera for the Medallion Ceremony and the traditional class photo.  Freshmen who attend the First-Year convocation will receive a Lion Pride weekend t-shirt and a medallion to be worn at graduation and be included in the freshmen class picture.   

Saif Farag wearing his convocation medallion at graduation.

Saif Farag wearing his convocation medallion at graduation.

Additional Information

First-Year Student Convocation will be held the weekend before the fall semester begins. Families and guests are welcome to attend. Dress for Convocation is business-casual.  If you are a person with a disability and require accommodations for this event, please contact our office at 417-625-9731 at least 72 hours in advance. 

Please contact our office at 417-625-9731 or if you have questions.