New Student Convocation


Sunday, August 21, 2022 3:00 p.m.

New students, families, and guests are invited to join President Alisa White and the university community for a ceremony commemorating the beginning of new students’ academic journey. New Student Convocation serves as the ceremonial start for our new students, just as Commencement serves as the ceremonial finish.

Students interested in joining us can register for the 2022 New Student Convocation using the button below:

As we embark on a new semester, and for you, the start of your years-to-come as a college student, we are excited to celebrate your achievement in this new phase of your life.

Here are some important steps to remember about this year’s New Student Convocation.


At New Student Convocation you will:

  1. Participate in a traditional pinning ceremony.
  2. Enjoy a smartphone lightshow.
  3. Be officially inducted to your college by your college Dean.
  4. Pose for a SHSU drone photo right after the event, wear your orange SHSU swag!
  5. And much more!

Getting there:

You and your guests can walk to the coliseum from your new residence hall, or take one of two shuttle buses that will be available for transport (one way to coliseum only, or park at the new coliseum garage which offers covered parking.

For more information, watch our invitation video here.

Thank you for being a part of this special event in your honor and remember to invite your family and friends. See you at New Student Convocation!

Have questions? Please contact us! 

Academic Success Center and First-Year Experience
Newton Gresham Library
Huntsville, Texas