- 4:00 pm-5:00 pm
- Sherrill Center - Kimmel Arena
Convocation is the special ceremony that formally kicks of the 2018-19 academic year. This traditional academic event for new students officially welcomes members of the Class of 2022 to UNC Asheville.
At convocation, students receive their class pin and take their first good-luck walk past Rocky the Bulldog, a ritual that is repeated at graduation.
Convocation is for new first-year students and faculty and takes place in Kimmel Arena in the Sherrill Center at 4 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 17.
Immediately following Convocation, the Campus Picnic and Rockypalooza begins at 5 p.m. on the Quad, with food and fun to celebrate the new school year.
Contact for this event:
Transition and Parent Programs