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Don't miss this important Marquette tradition! New Student Convocation is the formal welcome to the academic rigor, responsibility and opportunity that awaits you at Marquette. All incoming first-year students are required to attend.

The ceremony includes remarks by Dr. Michael R. Lovell, Marquette University President, and other university leaders.

Registration is not required for New Student Convocation or any other events of New Student Orientation. However, you are required to check in for New Student Orientation in the Alumni Memorial Union.

New Student Convocation is the formal welcome to the academic rigor, responsibility and opportunity that awaits your Marquette student. Family members are encouraged to take part in this important tradition.

The ceremony includes remarks by Dr. Michael R. Lovell, Marquette University President, and other university leaders.

Registration is not required for New Student Convocation, or any other events for family members offered during Family Orientation. 

The life of an academic institution is marked by several important gatherings which reflect the deepest elements of its mission and purpose. At Marquette, these include New Student Convocation, Mass of the Holy Spirit, Baccalaureate Liturgy and Commencement.

The New Student Convocation, a tradition that started at Marquette in 1994, is the first time the entering class will be together as a group. Ritually, the program marks the entry of the new students into the university community. Thus each of the speakers and the whole of the program serve to welcome the class and help prepare its members for the years to come. Students and their family members will be greeted by their college deans, the provost and the university president. Key university traditions, including the Honor Pledge, the Missioning of the incoming class and the University Fight Song are introduced.