6:00 p.m. on the Oviatt Library Lawn
Thursday, September 12, 2013

Please join President Harrison, faculty and staff colleagues, continuing students, and other members of the CSUN community as we welcome the record-breaking freshman class of 2013.

Four CSUN students read Garbology at Oviatt Library and invite everyone to Freshman Convocation.

  1. The keynote speaker will be Edward Humes, the author of this year’s Freshman Common Reading: Garbology: Our Dirty Love Affair with Trash.
  2. Humes will also be talking more informally, with faculty and staff only, at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon, probably in the Oviatt Library Presentation Room.
  3. Your presence at Convocation will encourage your students to attend.
  4. Attending Convocation will demonstrate to your students that your interest in their intellectual progress extends beyond class meeting times.
  5. Convocation is an opportunity to welcome students formally to the campus’s intellectual community.
  6. You can show your students that learning occurs everywhere, all the time. Even after graduation. Even for faculty and staff.
  7. You can help inspire your students with a love of learning.
  8. Convocation offers you the opportunity to show your students some of the connections between different academic disciplines. Those relevant to this year's book include urban studies, anthropology, geography, environmental and occupational health, health sciences, linguistics, chemistry, sociology, journalism, creative writing, English, mathematics, and more.
  9. Attending Convocation lets you celebrate the start of the academic year with other members of the campus community.
  10. Your students will not have another opportunity to participate in the pomp and circumstance of commencement until they graduate (may it come to pass!).

Save a place in your syllabus for Convocation!