Convocation 2018

Convocation and President’s Picnic will be held Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Attendance is required at both the Convocation and President's Picnic for ALL new freshmen.

Vote for the Sophomore Class Speaker. 

Convocation Crowd


Schedule for Convocation Day




Catch the Collegial
Convocation Bus
Departure Times:
9:00 AM – 10: 00 AM

1)       Oak Hall

2)       Summerville Campus-front circle (near fountain)


Students MUST use the bus. ONLY Faculty and Staff may park at Christenberry Fieldhouse due to limited parking spaces and Public Safety rules.

Each bus holds only 45 passengers –
so don’t wait, be early!

When you arrive, go to the check-in table near the bus stop (Summerville or Oak Hall) to pick up nametag and armband for lunch. Meet your classmates while you wait for the bus! When you get the Fieldhouse, you will get a free Class of 2022 t-shirt!

Convocation Check In

9:15-10:30 AM

Convocation Bus Stop (Oak Hall/Summerville):

When you arrive, go to the check-in table near the bus stop to pick up your nametag and armband for lunch. Meet your classmates while you wait for the bus!

When you get the Fieldhouse, you will get a free Class of 2022 t-shirt at the door. 

Convocation Seating and Entertainment 

10:00-10:45 AM

Christenberry Arena

Convocation Event

11:00AM-12:00 PM

Christenberry Arena

Here you will receive your Class of 2022 pin from Deans and Vice-Presidents of our University, hear from the Sophomore Speaker you selected and meet your President and Provost!

Class of 2022 Photo

12:00-12:20 PM

Grassy area behind Christenberry Fieldhouse

This photo will be on social media later in the day. #AUClassof2022

President’s Picnic

12:20- 1:20 PM

Christenberry Arena:  Pick up your free lunch/beverage and dine with your professors!

Catch the Collegial
Convocation Bus

Departure Times:

1:30 PM – 2:30

Grab a cup of lemonade as you wait for the bus. Return to Summerville Campus. 

Take some time to find your classrooms, purchase books at the bookstore and get ready for classes!

Optional Tours of Augusta University Campus by Orientation Leaders

Freshman Convocation

Freshman Convocation

Freshman Convocation is the university's official welcome for its newest members, the Class of 2022. Similar to a graduation ceremony, your Augusta University faculty and staff welcome your class to the Augusta University family. Your class theme for 2022 is "Collegiality," and a special speaker will provide some thoughts about incorporating this theme into your college life. You will also receive some great advice from the Sophomore Speaker, Class of 2021. Finally, a special "pinning ceremony" officially identifies you as a member of the Class of 2022. After the ceremony, you can join your fellow students for the class photo!

President's Picnic

President’s Picnic: Conversations with Professors/Advisors

You'll be hungry by mid-day, so our President, Dr. Keel and Provost, Dr. Caughman, are hosting the annual President’s Picnic! We provide you with a delicious free lunch, while also giving you the opportunity to meet your future professors and advisors in a casual setting. We also have information tables about ways to engage in the academic life of Augusta University. 

Freshman 1101

Freshman 1101: Making the Transition to College Successfully

Take note: This is your first "class" at Augusta University! The Dean of Students welcomes you to Augusta University and introduces you to some Augusta University Student leaders with advice on how to transition from high school into the college academic environment. The session includes discussion by a professor who will share thoughts about how to handle your newfound freedom responsibly and how best to navigate the classroom. Finally, one of our beloved coaches sends you off with a Jaguar Roar