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Class of 2022 Convocation

Jordan Auker, Chief Photographer

August 20, 2018 Convocation here at USI is an event where freshman split off in their own colleges to learn a little more about their professors and the degrees they are studying for. We got to sit down with Victoria Lewis, a freshman Mechanical Engineering major, to talk to us about...

Freshman convocation encourages exploration

After Convocation, the freshman class moved to the Quad to take their Class of 2021 photo.

Riley Guerzini, News Editor

August 19, 2017

As freshmen students filed into the Physical Activities Center Friday afternoon, they were immediately challenged to commit themselves. As part of the annual Convocation, the incoming freshman class grouped into their respective colleges in the PAC stands to be officially welcomed to the univer...

Walking into Welcome Week: New students introduced to college life

Students participate in a chant for their individual colleges during last years Welcome Week. Each college works to be the loudest as they walk into the Physical Activities Center.

Riley Guerzini, Staff Writer

August 18, 2016

Moms and dads unloading vans packed with clothes, TV’s and mini-refrigerators, faculty members guiding students around campus and an ice cream and movie night – these are just a few things to discover during this Welcome Week 2016.

VIDEO: Newcomers contemplate how they’ll leave their mark on USI, the world

VIDEO: Newcomers contemplate how they'll leave their mark on USI, the world

James Vaughn

August 22, 2015

Student leaders and administrators begged a question during this year’s new student convocation: How will you leave your mark on the university? The newest group of Eagles flocked Friday afternoon to the Physical Activities Center for a warm welcome from the USI community. The incoming freshmen...

Eagles prepare to soar

Eagles prepare to soar

Jessica Stallings

August 28, 2013

Incoming freshmen and transfer students filled the stands inside USI’s Physical Activities Center Friday afternoon during the New-Student Convocation. Psychology major Tasha Resenbeck said she heard convocation would be fun and couldn’t wait for it to start. “I’m really pumped for the convo...

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