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University to Open Academic Year at Fall Convocation


Saint Louis University will welcome the Class of 2023 and their families at Fall Convocation at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 23. Convocation is the traditional ceremony that marks the beginning of the new academic year. This year, for the first time, Convocation will be live-streamed on SLU's Website and through Facebook.

Fall Convocation

The entire University community, new students and Billiken families gather for Fall Convocation, the traditional ceremony that opens the academic year. SLU photo

This year’s Convocation will take place at Chaifetz Arena and will feature student, faculty and staff speakers, as well as an inspirational message from University President Fred P. Pestello, Ph.D.

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Following Convocation, students and their families can take part in receptions and orientations hosted by individual schools and colleges, before continuing with Fall Welcome.

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