(Ashland, Ore.) — Southern Oregon University will formally welcome the 2015 entering class of students during its annual convocation ceremony Friday, Oct. 2, at Raider Stadium.
The ceremony, which will take place at 12:30 p.m., marks the official recognition that all of the students entering SOU this fall have met the criteria for admission and matriculation into the university. Additionally, it provides an opportunity for SOU faculty and staff to welcome and greet new students.
“The start of a new year is always an exciting time,” said Lisa Garcia-Hanson, SOU’s associate vice president for enrollment and retention. “This is a very strong and diverse group of students that we’re welcoming and we know they will make positive contributions to the University and the community.”
This year’s ceremony will feature a keynote speech by creative writing professor Craig Wright.
Following Convocation, students, faculty, and staff will make their way to Raider Village, where a “Rock the Block” party will take place, marking the culmination of the first week of fall term.
About Southern Oregon University
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