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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. 

Convocation is one of the first opportunities for the entire new class of Billikens to develop a sense of cohesion and identity. Members of the SLU community will share what being a Billiken has meant to them and what they hope it will mean for you. 

2020 Convocation

Saint Louis University's 2020 convocation ceremony took place virtually at 10 a.m., Friday, August 14 via live stream on and on SLU's official Facebook page.

Watch SLU's 2020 Convocation Ceremony


  • University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.
  • Acting Provost Michael Lewis, Ph.D.
  • Interim Vice President for Student Development, Debra Lohe, Ph.D.
  • Vice President for Mission and Identity David Suwalsky, S.J., Ph.D.
  • Student Government Association (SGA) President Joseph Reznikov
  • SLU faculty, staff and students