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2014 New Student Welcome Convocation and Dinner

Tuesday, September 30, 5 p.m.


The 2014 New Student Welcome Convocation and Dinner is the top event of Welcome Week for all new students. As the inaugural academic event of the year, it marks your formal entrance into the UC San Diego academic community. Each year, over 5,000 new students attend the convocation and dinner with their colleges. Dinner with fellow new students and faculty is served on RIMAC Field immediately after the ceremony. To cover each student’s meal expense, $10 will be automatically deducted from the Dining Dollar account of all new freshmen and transfer students living on campus with a dining plan.

The weather can quickly cool down in the evening with the marine layer. Please bring a light sweater or jacket to the event.

At the conclusion of the convocation program, students are invited to eat dinner and meet with faculty at the rear of RIMAC field.

Featured Speakers

UC San Diego alumnus, Dan Santat branched from a bachelor’s degree in microbiology to a career as a writer and illustrator of children books and animated shows. He is the author and illustrator of Sidekicks and the winner of the Silver Medal from the Society of Illustrators for Oh No! (Or How My Science Project Destroyed the World). He is also the creator of the Disney animated hit, The Replacements.
CARNIVORES By Aaron Reynolds, Illustrated by Dan Santat -- Book Trailer
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James Fowler is Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the UC San Diego. His work lies at the intersection of the natural and social sciences, with a focus on social networks, behavior, evolution, politics, genetics, and big data. James was recently named a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, one of Foreign Policy's Top 100 Global Thinkers, TechCrunch's Most Innovative People in Democracy, and Most Original Thinker of the year by The McLaughlin Group. He has also been on The Colbert Report.