The Office of the University Secretary seeks volunteers to assist with The University of New Mexico's Freshman Convocation on Sunday, Aug. 20. Help UNM welcome the 2021 Freshman Class and their families to campus as a volunteer.
Volunteer hours will be in shifts of two to three hours between 2 and 7:30 p.m. that day. Fill out the short form and sign up to volunteer here.
Freshman Convocation is a ceremonial event held at most colleges and universities in America today. Typically, this symbolic and traditional event marks the beginning of the academic year, and most important, welcomes incoming students to the institution, to its culture and environment, to its history and traditions, and to its leaders, its faculty and staff.
The convocation, usually a combination of the serious and the light-hearted, recognizes student and faculty achievement, and provides an opportunity for the Provost and students to address the new class. It is part of UNM's Freshman Family Day, which also includes a class crawl and a movie on Johnson Field.