UAB First Year Convocation emblemTuesday, August 28, 2018

6:30pm at Bartow Arena

Attendance is required for all first year students.

What to Expect

The First Year Convocation is a formal academic event welcoming new students to the UAB community. You will take an oath to represent yourself and the spirit of UAB to the best of your ability. The UAB President, Provost, faculty, staff, alumni and current students will gather to welcome you and to pass along the torch of membership to UAB with all of the associated rights and responsibilities.

Arrival at the Event

First Year Students are expected to arrive and enter the North Entrance of Bartow Arena no later than 5:45pm. You will be greeted by current UAB students who will assist you in the process of formalizing and celebrating your matriculation.

Students living on-campus will be escorted to the arena by their Resident Assistant.

Free Food and Swag

A welcome reception and picnic will immediately follow the Convocation to celebrate all new UAB students on the Campus Green.

Keep your eyes out for information regarding how to get your free special edition Class of 2022 T-shirt.