New Student Convocation is the official University welcome for all first-year students! It will be held on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 10:00am in Fifth Third Arena.
Doors open at 8:30am for parents.
Doors open for students to line up at Armory Fieldhouse by 8:30am;
students must be lined up at by 9:00am.
Parking Information for Convocation
Parking for Convocation is complimentary if you exit the parking garage by 4pm. Beginning at 4pm, individuals will be charged the associated parking rates. Please park in one of the following garages:
Campus Green Garage
University Avenue Garage
Accessible Parking and Seating for Guests with Disabilities
Guests with disabilities should follow these directions to create a smooth transition from the time they arrive on campus until the time they depart at the end of the ceremony.
From Jefferson Avenue, enter the campus at West University Avenue.
Proceed on West University Avenue until it ends, and turn left onto Commons Way
Continue to the next rotary/circle in front of Dabney Hall (Commons Way and West Daniels streets).
This is the designated drop-off area. You may park to drop-off on Commons Way. Patrons and/or their guests with disabilities will be directed by signs and attendants on how to proceed to floor-level seating.
Complimentary parking is available in University Avenue Garage, Campus Green Garage, Woodside Green Garage, Corry Garage or Calhoun Street Garage.
Drivers with disabilities will be able to park in designated spaces on Commons Way or Daniels Streets.
All guests with physical disabilities who require accessible seating should enter Fifth Third Arena, Shoemaker Center at the southeast entrance across from Dabney Hall. A sign is posted at that entrance.
Accessible floor seating will be available for guests with physical disabilities, plus one accompanying guest each, on the north end of the arena.
Others who accompany guests with disabilities will be seated in the north bleachers, directly behind this seating area.
Following the ceremony, a waiting and pick-up area outside the building (or inside in case of rain) will be available for guests with disabilities while they wait for the driver to return with the car.