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The Convocation and Induction Ceremony is an annual tradition at Kennesaw State University.


The event looks a little like graduation. There is an academic procession of faculty dressed in academic regalia (caps and gowns), a tradition that goes back to the 12th century when scholars were clerics. New students learn from the university’s top administrators and others about the importance of a college education, some responsibilities of an educated individual, the meaning of becoming a Kennesaw State University student, and the value of a degree from Kennesaw State University.


Other than the commencement ceremony four years from now, this may be the only large gathering of students to be addressed by the university; provost and vice president of academic affairs (Kennesaw State University’s chief academic officer); vice president of student success and enrollment services; associate vice president for academic affairs and dean of University College; associate dean of University College; and chair of the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies.


The Convocation and Induction Ceremony is a special event for new students. Please plan to attend. Invite your family and friends to witness your induction into Kennesaw State University's community of scholars.



The 2014 First-Year Convocation will be held Friday, August 22nd at 5:00pm in the KSU Convocation Center.





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