Fall Welcome Convocation, August 22nd
Games, information, lunch to welcome students back to campus
Parkland College will hold its annual Fall Welcome Convocation on Thursday, August 22, beginning at 10:30 a.m. on the Student Union patio.
This kickoff to the new academic year welcomes new and returning students to a campus community that values scholarship, academic honesty, and civility. A highlight of Parkland's Welcome Back Week for students and employees, the fall convocation informs new students about values of the campus in an informal, fun-filled, and welcoming environment.
Parkland's 2019 Convocation will feature a student club sign-up fair, a "tie dye your own T-shirt" hosted by the Deans art table, free lunch for the student community (valid ID required) served by the Parkland College Vice Presidents, and other activities. WPCD-FM, the student-run radio station, will air its music at the event.
The Welcome Convocation is part of Parkland's First Year Experience (FYE) initiative, a campus-wide effort designed to increase retention and graduation rates.