For release: August 13, 2012
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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. 27, at 2:15 p.m. in the Michael D. Rose
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 – earning a degree.
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 Tiger head football coach Justin Fuente.
Entertainment will be provided by the U of M Pep Band and Tiger mascot Pouncer. A
Student Information Fair on the Student Plaza will follow Convocation. The fair will
offer information about University departments and student organizations.
The event will be streamed live over the Internet at www.memphis.edu/newstudentconvocation.