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President's First-Year Students Convocation is Monday

Aug 26, 2009  

Each year, President Roderick J. McDavis -- along with the executive staff, deans and student and faculty representatives -- welcomes first-year students with a ceremony marking their induction into the Bobcat family. This year, more than 4,000 students will come together to learn more about Ohio University, its traditions, and expectations for them as members of the university community.

In her inaugural university event, Executive Vice President and Provost Pamela Benoit will address her first class of students since beginning her post on July 1.

Here's a look at Convocation Day activities:

  • Convocation will be held at 2:30 p.m. Mon., Sept. 7 at the Convocation Center on Richland Ave. in Athens.

  • During the ceremony, students also will hear from various university constituents, be introduced to the university's history and learn the Ohio University Alma Mater and Fight Song.

  • Following the ceremony, the Marching 110 will lead the students on a march from the Convocation Center through the university's College Gate, marking their official first day as Bobcats.

  • Students will have the opportunity to check out more than 350 university student organizations at the annual Campus Involvement Fair on the College Green.

The convocation is the culmination of Welcome Week, which begins Thurs., Sept. 3, with a Luau on South Green's "South Beach;" Friday's Bobcat Bash game and dance party in Baker University Center; a Bobcat Tailgate Party prior to Saturday's home football game; individual college orientations; Movies on the College Green Sunday and three days of on-campus move-in.

Faculty and staff are invited to attend the convocation to meet and welcome the newest members of the university's family.

View an invitation from the president at www.ohio.edu/president/news/7-22-2009.cfm.



Related Links
Arrival guide for new students:  http://www.ohio.edu/arrivalguide/ 
Welcome week events for new students:  http://www.ohio.edu/arrivalguide/schedule.cfm  

Published: Aug 26, 2009 11:10 AM  

Marching 110 leads the 2008 post-convocation march  
In OHIO tradition, the Marching 110 will lead this year's new students on a post-convocation march to the College Green.

Photographer: Rick Fatica  

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