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New Student Convocation

New Student Convocation & First Knight marks the official start of the academic year at Geneseo. Faculty and staff attend the event in academic regalia and welcome new students into the Geneseo community as they begin their academic career at Geneseo. This is an important part of the first-year experience. 

New Student Convocation will take place in Wadsworth Auditorium and other various locations around campus. Suann Yang, associate professor of biology, will be this year’s faculty speaker, and Waleed Mahmood ’07 will be this year’s alumni speaker.

Faculty and staff participants are asked to arrive outside of Wadsworth 21 no later than 5:45 p.m. for line-up. 

Masks will be required.

The First Knight Celebration immediately follows the New Student Convocation

Thursday, August 26 at 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Wadsworth, Auditorium

Target Audience

Students, Faculty & Staff



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