We officially welcome students and their families to Saint Louis University each year
at New Student Convocation. You’ll hear from SLU administration, faculty, staff and
students as you become a true Billiken. All incoming students, their families and
the SLU community are encouraged to attend.
This year's Convocation will take place on Friday, August 24, 2018 from 9 - 11 a.m.
in Chaifetz Arena. Students and families are asked to arrive by 8:30 a.m. in order
to be seated in the arena. Please approach Chaifetz from the west side of campus on
Laclede Ave. Families will enter Chaifetz via Gate C; students will enter with other
students in Gate B. Gate A will be closed.
All bags (camera bags, purses, backpacks, etc) will be subject to search upon entering
Chaifetz Arena. Large bags, coolers, backpacks and sealed packages (including gifts
for performers and or athletes) of any kind are not permitted with exceptions allowed
for guests that require a larger bag for medical or childcare needs. All permitted
oversize bags will be subject to thorough inspection by DPS. All bags larger than
14" x 14" x 6" (i.e. backpacks, suitcases, beach bags, etc.) will be prohibited from
entry into the arena.
Convocation is one of the first opportunities for the entire new class of Billikens
to develop a sense of cohesion and identity. SLU President Dr. Fred Pestello speaks with a new Billiken at the 2017 Convocation.