First Year Convocation

What is Convocation?

First-Year Convocation is the official university welcome for new first-year students and a tradition at USF St. Petersburg campus. During this inspiring event, the USF St. Petersburg Community comes together to kick off your academic journey.

All new first-year students, family members, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. To commemorate the ceremony, students will receive a USF St. Petersburg memento symbolizing their commitment to graduate in four years. Make sure you use #USFSPConvocation to share your experience! Since this year we will be hosting a virtual Convocation ceremony, students will be able to pick up their memento during Peer Coach reveal on Saturday, August 21st, or during one of our Week of Welcome Tents on Monday, August 23rd or Tuesday, August 24th.