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2014 New Student University Convocation


Sunday, August 24, 2014

7:00 PM

Marwick-Boyd Auditorium

Welcome Incoming Clarion University Students!

We are preparing for your arrival on campus and would like to extend this formal invitation to Discovery weekend and New Student Convocation.

Discovery Weekend begins on Friday, August 22, 2014 with our All Campus Picnic at 4:00 PM outside of the Gemmell Student Complex. A complete schedule of events for Friday evening's activities can be found at

Saturday, August 23, will feature (4) mandatory sessions that all students must attend. Please see the Discovery schedule at for the time and location of your sessions.  Saturday evening will feature more fun activities with the University Activities Board.

Sunday, August 24, has a variety of events for you to attend. The first is to learn how to further navigate your MyClarion account. Please note the Discovery schedule at for the time you will need to attend in Carlson Library level A. The second are tours of campus to find your classroom.  The tours will start at 2:00 pm outside of Carlson Library. New Student Convocation is the final major event for the weekend at 7:00 p.m. in Marwick Boyd Auditorium. 

New Student Convocation is a formal ceremony on Sunday evening in which the entire class of new students will gather, be greeted and welcomed into the Clarion community by the University's President, Deans, Trustees, Administrators, the Student Senate President, and faculty. Convocation will feature dynamic speeches from our Student Senate president, Student University Trustee, and distinguished faculty member.  Also, one of your fellow classmates has been selected to represent your class in leading the new student pledge.

The Discovery Weekend events consist of interactive workshops and activities designed to entertain you while they immerse you in life at Clarion University of Pennsylvania.

We look forward to welcoming you to Clarion as you begin your journey of discovery!


Erin E. Schuetz               
Director for SOAR