New Student Convocation

Destination: Graduation

What is the New Student Convocation?

Student Convocation 2016West Valley College is excited to usher in the new school year with our incoming class of students. As part of that tradition, we host our annual New Student Convocation. The word convocation literally means a “calling together,” which means you will now become part of the WVC community. With over 500 students participating each year, this is one of the biggest and most exciting events on campus.

Beyond welcoming you to the community, we will also provide critical information about navigating college life, how to get involved and make the most of your time here, and strategies for being successful on and off campus. Convocation is a great way to connect on campus, but it does not replace the student orientation requirement offered throughout summer and fall.

Finally, our closing ceremony will include some great prizes, including: free parking passes for a year, gift cards to the book store, and a grand prize which will be unveiled at the ceremony.

Event Information

Register for the New Student Convocation

Date: Friday, August 18, 2017

Check in: 8:00 AM

Program Start: 9:00 AM

Location: West Valley College Campus Center

Parking: Free parking in lot 5 during event

For more information please call: (408) 867-2200 or email sean.pepin@westvalley.edu

Convocation Schedule:

Time Activity
8:00 AM Doors open/check-in, breakfast, group activities
9:00 AM – 9:15 AM Welcome and Traditional Processional
9:15 AM – 9:30 AM WVC President Brad Davis - Address and Investiture
9:30 AM – 10:00 AM West Valley 101
10:00 AM – 10:40 AM Student Panel - Q&A with current WVC students
10:50 AM – 11:10 AM Workshop 1
11:15 AM – 11:35 AM Workshop 2
11:45 AM – 12:15 PM Closing Ceremony
12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Counseling drop-in,  registration support, campus tours
12:30 PM – 2:30 PM Assessment Testing – Fox Center 103
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