Convocation is a formal, festive ceremony that officially welcomes the entire incoming class of new students to the OSU community. Parents and family members of new students and OSU staff and faculty are also welcome to attend. The 2017 New Student Walk and Convocation will occur on September 19, 2017. President Ed Ray will join with student leaders and faculty at the Memorial Union Quad to walk with the incoming class to Gill Coliseum for Convocation. The walk begins at 3:30 pm, with Convocation beginning at 4 pm in Gill Coliseum.