New Student Convocation


Sunday, August 15, 2021 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 2021 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. Get a scratch off ticket where three lucky students will win a prize.
  2. Participate in a traditional pinning ceremony.
  3. Join the smartphone light show (see info below).
  4. Pose for a SHSU drone photo right after the event, wear your orange SHSU swag!

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.

Before you come to New Student Convocation:

Light show instructions:

  1. BEFORE you get here: Download the free Human Video Board app by scanning the QR code or search in the App Store or Google Play.
  1. AT New Student Convocation: When you get to your seat, please enter your section number, row number and seat number into the app. Once you do this, do not change seats.

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