Skip to main content

Saint Louis University Header Logo Center

Menu Search & Directory

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.

Convocation is one of the first opportunities for the entire new class of Billikens to develop a sense of cohesion and identity. Mirroring SLU's commencement ceremony, the event begins with the traditional procession of the University's mace and faculty. You'll then hear from members of the SLU community on what being a Billiken has meant to them and what they hope it will mean for you. 

The 2019 New Student Convocation will be held at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23 at Chaifetz Arena. You do not need to register for the event.

2018 New Student Convocation and Family Welcome