Academic Convocation 2022


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 2022-23 New Student Experience

The theme for the 2022-23 New Student Experience is Know Your Neighbor!

This year's verse: 

Luke 19: 25-37  “Teacher", he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?........"

This year's Academic Convocation keynote:

Dr. Jared Alcántara, Professor of Preaching and holder of the Paul W. Powell Endowed Chair in Preaching, will deliver this year’s keynote address.

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 19, 2022 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. in the Ferrell Center. Faculty, if you would like to participate in the Procession, please bring your academic regalia and gather in the Stone Room at the Ferrell Center by 9:45 am on Friday in order to line up for the procession.