For release: August 25, 2011
For press information, contact Gabrielle Maxey, 901/678-2843
New students at the University of Memphis will start their college adventure this
year with music, school spirit, encouragement, and information. It’s all part of New
Student Convocation, set for Monday, Aug. 29, at 2 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose Theatre
and the University Center Theatre.
Freshmen and transfer students will learn about U of M traditions and get advice on
how to be successful in college. Alumni and current students will offer their strategies
on how students can achieve their ultimate goal – graduation.
This year will mark the first time that New Student Convocation will be streamed live
over the Internet. To view it live, visit http://www.memphis.edu/newstudentconvocation.
Speakers will include University officials such as President Shirley Raines, Provost
Ralph Faudree, and Vice President for Student Affairs Rosie Phillips Bingham, as well
as former Tiger and NBA star Elliot Perry.
Entertainment will be provided by the U of M Pep Band and Pouncer, the Tiger mascot.
A Student Information Fair on the Student Plaza will follow the convocation. The event
will offer information on University departments and student organizations.