New Student Convocation

 

Don’t miss #NCSTATE23 at New Student Convocation!

Make sure you’re there when the Class of 2023 will come together for the first time as a class at New Student Convocation in Reynolds Coliseum on Monday, August 19!

The Chancellor and dignitaries will kick off your time at NC State and welcome you to the Wolfpack during the opening ceremony of the academic year. Check below for all of the details and be sure to be at Reynolds Coliseum early to get your Convocation t-shirt!

Want to know what to expect? Check out highlights from the Class of 2022’s Convocation here!

HIGHLIGHTS OF New Student CONVOCATION
  • Welcomes provided by Chancellor Woodson and the Student Body President
  • Sing the Red and White Song and Alma Mater with the Power Sound of the South, NC State Marching Band
  • Get your 2019 t-shirt celebrating your first year at NC State!
New Student CONVOCATION DETAILS
  • Date: Monday, August 19, 2019
  • Doors Open: 2:00pm
  • Start Time: 3:00pm
  • Location: Reynolds Coliseum

STUDENT INFORMATION
  • Entrance: Students should plan to enter Reynolds Coliseum through the main doors on the north side of the Coliseum (the doors facing the railroad tracks).
  • Bring Your Wolfpack One Card (Student ID): Please have your Wolfpack One Card on hand for entry to Reynolds Coliseum. Convocation is limited to those students, faculty and staff affiliated with the university. Any individuals not affiliated with the university will be denied entry due to capacity in the Coliseum.
  • Security Announcement: Security will be checking bags prior to entry to Reynolds Coliseum and will NOT allow large bags into the Coliseum, so please plan accordingly!
  • Information related to accommodations for the event can be found below.
FACULTY & STAFF INFORMATION
  • Entrance: Faculty should enter the Reynolds Coliseum doors facing the Jeter Drive parking lot.
  • Seating: Faculty and staff seating is available on the Reynolds Coliseum court
  • Bring Your Faculty/Staff ID: Please have your faculty/staff ID card on hand for entry to Reynolds Coliseum. Convocation is limited to those students, faculty and staff affiliated with the university. Information will be kept for attendance accounting purposes and potential follow up evaluations.
  • Dress for the Event: Faculty and staff do not need to wear robes to the event as there is not a procession during Convocation.
  • Security Announcement: Security will be checking bags prior to entry to Reynolds Coliseum and will NOT allow large bags into the Coliseum, so please plan accordingly!
  • Information related to accommodations for the event can be found below.
Learn More About Your NEW STUDENT Convocation Speaker

Blair L.M. Kelley is Assistant Dean for Interdisciplinary Studies and International Programs in the College of Humanities and Social Sciences and Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University. Her first book, Right to Ride: Streetcar Boycotts and African American Citizenship in the Era of Plessy v. Ferguson. won the prestigious Letitia Woods Brown Best Book Award from the Association of Black Women Historians. Kelley is currently at work on a new book project called Black Folk: The Promise of the Black Working Class under contract at Liveright, an imprint of W.W. Norton and Company.

Active inside the academy and out, Kelley has produced and hosted her own podcast and has been a guest on MSNBC’s Melissa Harris Perry Show, NPR’s Here and Now, and WUNC’s The State of Things. She has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Root, The Grio, Ebony, Salon, and Jet Magazine. Highlighted as one of the top-tweeting historians by History News Network, Kelley was among the first generation of historians active on twitter. She has been tweeting as @profblmkelley for more than ten years and she has over 38,000 followers.

Kelley received her B.A. from the University of Virginia in History and African and African American Studies. She earned her M.A. and Ph.D. in History, and graduate certificates in African and African American Studies and Women’s Studies at Duke University.

 

 

ACCOMMODATIONS FOR the event

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. If you are a student or guest attending Convocation, have a disability and desire any assistive devices, services, or other accommodations (e.g., ASL interpreter, large print, etc.) to participate in this event, please contact Lori Wilson at new-students@ncsu.edu or 919.515.1234 during business hours of 8:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. EST as soon as possible.

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