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First Year Experience - Freshmen Convocation


Convocation serves as the official academic welcome to West Texas A&M University for the freshman class. The ceremony, modeled after commencement, is designed to set a tone of academic success, formally welcome the incoming class and allows students to envision themselves graduating from WTAMU.

Freshmen Convocation at the First United Bank CenterPast Convocation speakers include:

  • Elie Wiesel, 2007
  • Valentino Deng, 2008
  • Khaled Hosseini, 2009
  • Somaly Mam, 2010
  • Kelsey Timmerman, 2011
  • Eric Greitens, 2012
  • Doc Hendley, 2013
  • Adam Braun, 2014

Convocation occurs in the fall semester of each academic year. The ceremony takes place at the First United Bank Center.