Freshman Convocation

  • At Convocation, see a slideshow of all the Instagram pictures shared to #new2IUPAs a community, IUP welcomes the arrival of the Class of 2020 with the Fall Convocation celebration.

    IUP student leaders join with faculty and staff to welcome the entering Class of 2020. IUP President Mike Driscoll, along with other university leaders, will compose the platform party and extend a formal welcome to new students.

    Music will be provided by members of the IUP Wind Ensemble and Symphony Band.

  • Convocation Schedule

    5:00 p.m.
    Freshman Convocation

    Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex

    Faculty, students, and staff commute from department meetings to Kovalchick Convention and Athletic Complex. Convocation begins and speakers deliver their addresses.

    Immediately Following Convocation
    Oak Grove Cookout

    Oak Grove

    Oak Grove cookout! Aramark has prepared a scrumptious menu, so please join faculty, staff, and students for food and fun.

    Convocation Speakers

    Dr. David Downing

    IUP Distinguished University Professor for 2016–17, Dr. Downing will serve as master of ceremonies for the Freshman Convocation.

    Dr. Mike Driscoll

    On behalf of the IUP community, President Driscoll will offer a welcome to the entering class.

    Additional speakers to be announced.