The Convocation and Induction Ceremony is an annual tradition at Kennesaw State University.

The event looks a little like graduation. There is an academic procession of faculty dressed in academic regalia (caps and gowns), a tradition that goes back to the 12th century when scholars were clerics. New students learn from the university’s top administrators and others about the importance of a college education, some responsibilities of an educated individual, the meaning of becoming a Kennesaw State University student, and the value of a degree from Kennesaw State University.

Other than the commencement ceremony four years from now, this may be the only large gathering of students to be addressed by the university president; provost and vice president for academic affairs (Kennesaw State University’s chief academic officer); vice president for student success; dean of University College; and chair of the Department of First-Year and Transition Studies.

The Convocation and Induction Ceremony is a special event for new students. Please plan to attend. Invite your family and friends to witness your induction into Kennesaw State University's community of scholars.