September 14, 2022  

Dear Members of Our Campus Community,

With the 2022-2023 academic year almost upon us, we are excited to welcome students back to our UC Santa Barbara campus. Nowhere is this welcome more heartfelt than in our New Student Convocation, the University’s official induction ceremony for entering students.

I invite you to join me and the academic leadership of our campus at this year’s ceremony, taking place IN-PERSON on Monday, September 19, from 3-4 p.m. on the Faculty Green.

Our Convocation, to be attended by more than 4,500 entering students, will be opened by Executive Dean of the College of Letters and Science Pierre Wiltzius and will feature a keynote address by UC Board of Regents Chair and UC Santa Barbara alumnus Mr. Richard Leib. Greetings will be provided by Associated Students President Gurleen Pabla and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Margaret Klawunn. As in previous years, faculty members are invited to attend the event in academic regalia.

We appreciate your participation in this meaningful campus tradition as we communicate to students the values of a UC Santa Barbara education, and the excitement of becoming part of our academic community.


Henry T. Yang