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2017 New Student Welcome Convocation & Dinner

Monday, September 25, 2017, 5:00pm - 7:00pm



The 2017 New Student Welcome Convocation & Dinner is the kick-off 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 6,000 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.

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

Faculty Keynote Speaker

Associate Professor Cheryl Anderson (Family Medicine and Public Health)

Dr. Anderson received her doctoral degree from the University of Washington, and her Master of Public Health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At UCSD, Dr. Anderson is a member of the Cardiovascular Epidemiology and Prevention Center of Excellence, as well as the Health Behavior Change in Underserved and Vulnerable Populations Center of Excellence.

Alumni Keynote

Professor Robert Brill (Theatre ’88).

Robert Brill is a UC San Diego Theatre alumnus (BA 1988), founding member of Sledgehammer Theater, 2013-14 Artist-in-Residence at the La Jolla Playhouse, recipient of both the Michael Merritt and Lucille Lortel awards, and two-time Tony Award nominee. His set designs for theatre, opera, dance, and commercial entertainment span three decades and have been seen internationally and in every major city in the United States.


Faculty, join the Executive Vice Chancellor at the Pre-Convocation Reception, which will serve as the staging and assembly area prior to the Convocation Ceremony. 3:30pm RIMAC Green Room
RSVP your participation to evc-events@ucsd.edu by September 20. For information, please call ex.40098.

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