One of our favorite and most successful events of the year is our New Student Convocation and Family Welcome – and this year’s event was no exception! This event, which took place Aug. 23, welcomed almost 100 participants and served as an introduction to students who are new to the Adult Degree Program and to their families who support them on the journey. The program consisted of valuable workshops for students and families, followed by a luncheon and convocation ceremony that formally welcomed new students into the UW-Green Bay family. There were even coloring books for the kids to help them understand that mom or dad will be going back to school! View some fun photos for the day online at https://www.flickr.com/photos/87888974@N03/sets/72157646582506469/.
While descriptions of the event are nice, nothing communicates the value of Convocation better than comments from the students themselves. Said one student, “Thank you, I enjoyed It! I was so appreciative for the opportunity to close the gap of disconnection and to connect with other students like me. The workshops were very informative.” Another student said, “As a transfer student I was pleased at how pleasant and educational the New Student Convocation was. The speakers were the best I have heard and shared useful information to make adjustment to the program requirements less stressful.”