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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.


New students are officially inducted into their graduating class by Dr. Harmon.


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.


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The 2013 First-Year Convocation was held Friday, August 16th at 5:00pm in the KSU Convocation Center





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