Friday, August 27, 2021, 10:00 a.m., The Plaza
First-Year Convocation is a Buffalo State tradition that gives our newest students an opportunity to be officially introduced and welcomed into the campus academic community. From that moment on, they embrace Buffalo State as their alma mater.
What Is Convocation?
Convocation, from the Latin words meaning “to call together,” has been used to describe a ceremonial assembly of members of a college since the fifteenth century. At Buffalo State, the annual event provides first-year students with the opportunity to hear from administrators, fellow classmates, and faculty before beginning their college journey.
Academic Day Schedule
|9:00 a.m.||▪ Residential students attend mandatory floor meetings
▪ Commuter students report to Student Union for Commuter Welcome
|9:30 - 10:00 a.m.||Convocation Check-in
▪ Students check-in at The Plaza to receive their Class of 2025 t-shirts
First-Year Convocation is the first formal event of each academic year. It is the official welcome for all First-Year students entering Buffalo State.
|10:45 a.m.||Students escorted to their face-to-face meet and greet with their Academic Department (travel time)|
| 11:00 a.m. -
|Academic Department Time
Various Locations - Department/Room Schedule (PDF)
Required for all new students. Meet faculty and ask questions regarding your major and class schedule. Build an early connection to your department.
| 12:00 -
|Lunch (on your own). Lunch is not provided; however, residential students can use their Bengal cards and commuters may take advantage of a $6 lunch (ID card required).|
| 1:00 -
|Honors Program Welcome, Bulger Communication Center 217
Required for all incoming Muriel A. Howard Honors students. A meet-and-greet with faculty and current honors students. Important calendar and activity information will be shared. Get your Honors t-shirt!
|1:00 - 3:00 p.m.||
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Oath of Matriculation
As a new student to Buffalo State College,
being now admitted to the rite of matriculation
in baccalaureate studies,
I do pledge to be an exemplary learner,
to place the highest value on my
intellectual, personal and professional growth,
and to respect learning and knowledge.
My priority is to be an educated person,
to make significant progress in my program of study,
and to graduate.
As a student at Buffalo State, I will conduct myself
with dignity, honesty, and civility,
respecting the views and diverse backgrounds
of my teachers and peers,
enhancing the life of my community,
and promoting the welfare and esteemed reputation
of Buffalo State College.
This I pledge to myself.