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New Student Convocation and Family Welcome

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.

Saint Louis University convocation

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.

2017 Fall ConvocationConvocation 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 Covocation.SLU President Dr. Fred Pestello speaks with a new Billiken at the 2017 Convocation.