Convocation is the official academic welcome to the University for new students and their families.  Convocation includes speeches from a senior student and university leadership.

Convocation 2022 will take place on Saturday, August 27 at 7:00 PM in Brookings Quadrangle. Families will be able to participate from home via a livestream of the ceremony.

A time-honored tradition at WashU, Convocation is the official academic welcome to the university. Students will join the Chancellor, Provost, Deans, and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs in Brookings Quad along with their classmates in the Class of 2026. Followed by Convocation, there will be a party on the East End of campus.

Families are encouraged to participate in this time-honored university tradition from the comfort of their homes, via the livestream. The in-person event is for students only.