What is Convocation?
Freshman Convocation is an annual tradition when all freshmen are officially inducted
into their graduating class, and their academic careers officially begin at Chicago
State University. Students are welcomed to the university community by the President,
Provost, Vice President of Enrollment Management, Dean of First Year Experience, faculty,
and staff. Freshman Convocation is a celebration of university life and Chicago State
University traditions. All freshman students attend this important event. Freshman
Convocation provides students with an opportunity to gather with their classmates
and join the CSU academic community through a major campus event. It is one of the
few times that the class will gather together prior to graduation.
The Convocation is a special event for new students. Please plan to attend. Invite
your family and friends to share in this moment with you. Following Convocation,
please join us for lunch and a a fun-filled day of activities.