Save the Date!

Freshman Convocation 2023

Friday, August 25, 2023

Forest Hill Campus: Christenberry Fieldhouse

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

(Check-in starts at 3:00 p.m.)

Shuttles will pick-up Housing Students; Commuters and Housing Students are encouraged to drive, if possible.

Freshman Convocation is the bookend to Senior Graduation. It is the ceremony that welcomes YOU, the Class of 2027, to the Augusta University Family.

At this event, you will receive your official Class Pin, Class T-shirt, and take your Class Photo with over 1,000 of your new classmates. After the ceremony, you are invited to have dinner with your future professors and campus professionals while exploring the many academic and social opportunities at AU.

Immediately following Convocation and College Dinner, Campus Recreation will be hosting their 3rd annual Color Fun Run at the Christenberry Field House Intramural Field. Run, Walk or simply watch while the chalk flies at seven color stations on a course set throughout the Forest Hills Campus.


First year students gather together in a circle, looking down at the camera.
Dr. Keel meets with new students.
Leaders at Freshman Convocation speaking into microphones on stage
Department of Biological Sciences booth
Students at convocation speaking
Dr. Keel with students raising their hands to the sky
Plan for the Day



Check-In (EARLY)

Check-in at the Christenberry Fieldhouse on the Forest Hill Campus. Commuters may park on campus. Bus provided for housing students. Arrive early to get your name tag, dinner ticket, Class Pin, and Class of 2027 T-shirt for class photo.



Convocation Ceremony

The event begins by the ringing of the Arsenal Bell -- something you won't experience again until Graduation! And you will be officially welcomed as members of the AU family with a Pinning Ceremony. The event concludes with your Class of 2027 photo!



College Dinner

Enjoy dinner while exploring the Undergraduate Colleges tables. Check out the variety of Academic and Social activities to you and make a plan to get involved!



Register for Color Fun Run

Sign-up at the Christenberry Fieldhouse Entrance 2.



Color Fun Run (*Sponsored by Campus Recreation)

Color Run begins at the Forest Hills Intramural Field! (run, walk, or watch)



Let’s Cool Off (*Sponsored by Campus Recreation)

Color Bomb and Kona Ice Truck

Freshman Convocation 2022 Sizzle Reel