Friday, Aug. 20, 2021

Convocation at Temple University is a tradition that occurs annually. This ceremony celebrates the arrival of undergraduate first-year and transfer students. The university president, provost and others welcome students and mark the beginning of their academic journey. Several events take place on the day of Convocation to welcome the incoming class.

School/College Meeting

Join your new classmates at a meeting with your school/college dean and faculty.




Boyer College of Music and Dance

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Tent North of Rock Hall

College of Education and Human Development

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Howard Gittis Student Center 217

College of Engineering

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Howard Gittis Student Center 200

College of Liberal Arts

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.


College of Public Health

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Aramark STAR Complex

College of Science and Technology

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

TU Pavilion

Fox School of Business

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Alter Hall, Lower Level

Klein College of Media and Communication

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

McGonigle Hall Main Gym

School of Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Speakman 108 & 111

School of Theater, Film and Media Arts

1:00 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Tomlinson Theater

Tyler School of Art and Architecture

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

Tyler Building

University Studies

1:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.

SERC 110 A/B

Join your new classmates at a meeting with your school/college dean and faculty. If you have not yet declared a major, join your peers at a meeting with academic leaders.


2:30 p.m.—Geasey Field

University leaders will welcome you to the student body in one of Temple’s honored traditions. Convocation will take place on Friday, August 20, 2021 at 2:30 p.m. at Geasey Field. Students will process to the event with their peers following their school/college meeting.

Picture of JoAnne A. Epps

JoAnne A. Epps

Executive Vice President and Provost

"As provost and chief academic officer of the university, I want to personally extend a warm welcome to you as you begin your Temple journey as our newest class of Owls."

The Convocation Badge

Convocation is the beginning of the academic journey for you as a new student. Your Temple experience begins with this badge that introduces you to people, courses, activities and places on campus and in the community. The badge will include activities both in-person and online. Dive in and get acquainted.


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