TO THE CAMPUS COMMUNITY
UCSB will continue the tradition of welcoming incoming undergraduate students to the experience of higher education during New Student Convocation planned for Monday, September 24, 2007, from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. on the Faculty Club Lawn. This event, attended by more than 4,500 entering students last year, constitutes a key component of broader campus efforts to communicate to students the values of scholarship, leadership, and citizenship. New Student Convocation is the University’s official induction ceremony for new students and the only campus ceremony for the entering class until Commencement.
This year’s ceremony will feature a keynote address by author, poet and filmmaker Sherman Alexie, as well as greetings from UCSB's 2007-2008 Associated Students President Stephanie Brower and Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Michael Young. As in previous years, faculty members will be invited to attend the event in academic regalia. New Student Convocation will create a sense of community for our new students in the first days of the fall quarter. Please plan to join me and the academic leadership of our campus at this important welcome for our incoming class.
Henry T. Yang