Fall Student Convocation
Fall 2023 Student Convocation is Thursday, August 24
Convocation Day is the official opening ceremony held for all of our first year students. This is a defining event where you will be formally inducted into the College and have the opportunity to hear from College leaders, meet your first First Year Seminar (FYS 1000) classmates, and participate in engaging programs. This is a mandatory day for all entering first year students.
- 9:15am | Student Arrival
- 10:00am | Convocation Ceremony
- 10:45am | Baruch Beginnings Workshop
- Connect with fellow students, build new friendships, and gain essential tips to thrive in your first weeks of class. Get ready to start your college journey on the path to success!
- 12:00pm | Club Carnival
- Get ready for an action-packed day as we kick off the semester with Club Carnival, where you can explore an exciting array of student clubs and organizations, connect with peers, and discover new passions. Plus, take some time to explore the vibrant neighborhood and local eateries for an unforgettable college experience!
- Location: Clivner=Field Plaza & NVC 1-107 (Multi-Purpose Room)
- Click Here for a List of Local Restaurants Offering Discounts on Convocation Day
- 2:30pm | Icebreakers
- Kickstart your college experience with a fun and engaging session of icebreakers and team-building activities. Connect with your peers, make new friends, and build lasting connections that will enhance your journey at Baruch College!
- Location: Main Gym, NVC B3 Level
The location of your ceremony and the classroom you will meet in for Baruch Beginnings on Convocation Day is based on the section of FYS 1000 you are registered for.
Weeks of Welcome
Weeks of Welcome is a series of programs set during the beginning of the semester to welcome our students to Baruch and connect them to our vibrant campus life. There will be opportunities to meet club leaders, network with other students, and learn about the various resources available to help you succeed while at Baruch.
The First-Year Text is a common academic experience for all entering first year students. Every student enrolled in FYS 1000 reads the same book to build an intellectual community. Students must be prepared to discuss the text before FYS 1000 begins, as it is part of their class grade.
Brown Girls by Daphne Palasi Andreades is the First-Year Text for 2023-2024. The novel, written by a 2015 Baruch College alum, is about a group of friends and their immigrant families from Queens, New York—a tenderly observed, fiercely poetic love letter to a modern generation of brown girls.
For more information, contact New Student & Family Programs at NSFP@baruch.cuny.edu