Fall Convocation

At the annual Fall Convocation, incoming First-Year students are officially welcomed to the University, and challenged to uphold the University Creed, which expresses the values and beliefs of the community. They also receive a limited-edition commemorative coin as part of the ceremony. Since 2011, the author of the Common Reading Experience selection for the academic year speaks to the assembly.

Image credit: Photo by Thomas Graning / UM Digital Imaging Services (2018)



Fall Convocation 2023, Dave Isay and Glenn Boyce


Fall Convocation 2020, Glenn Boyce, Noel Wilkin, and Brent Marsh


Fall Convocation 2019, Larry Sparks, Noel Wilkin, and Matthew Desmond