President’s Convocation

As Wildcat Welcome wraps up in anticipation of the start of fall classes tomorrow, the class of 2020 and incoming transfer students gathered this morning in Welsh Ryan Arena for the President’s Convocation.  The AMPS team was on site early this morning to provide the jumbotron camera feed and a live-switched multicam recording.


Speakers represented the faculty, students, and administrators shared thoughtful reminders with incoming students, including:

  • “It’s so easy to make yourself your last priority when you’re constantly trying to prove yourself to others…Make sure that you guys look out for your fellow wildcats.” – Associated Student Government President Christina Cilento
  • “Sometimes learning is uncomfortable.” – Dr. Telles-Irvin, Vice President for Student Affairs
  • “Everybody feels insecure.  Everybody feels awkward in the beginning…Go very easy on yourself.” – Morty Schapiro, President of Northwestern


The event concluded with the singing of the Alma Mater by over 2,000 Wildcat voices.

Welcome class of 2020 and transfer students!  Go ‘Cats!