Academic Convocation 2021


Convocation is an academic ceremony to formally welcome incoming students to Baylor University. It brings together administrators, faculty, and students to commemorate the start of the academic year, providing a bookend to commencement.

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Theme for 2021-22 New Student Experience

The theme for the 2021-22 New Student Experience is RESILIENCE! Click here to see Dr. Dolan’s 3 key points on conquering resiliency.

2021 Academic Convocation

This year's verse: 

James 1:2-4  “Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."

This year's Academic Convocation keynote:

Dr. Sara Dolan, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director, Psychology & Neuroscience and Faculty Regent will deliver a message titled, "Resilience."

Calling all students, parents, faculty and NSE instructors!

We want to welcome all incoming students to Baylor University and hope that you will join us for Academic Convocation, Friday, August 20, 2021 at 10:00 am. You may access the live stream here.