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First-Year Convocation

Class of 2024 plaque

Attention New Anchors!
First-Year Convocation​
Wednesday, September 9, 20​20 from 12 p.m. to 12:50 p.m.

Please view and "attend" First Year Convocation. We also encourage members of the RIC community to join us.

A Rhode Island College tradition now in its 8th year, First Year Convocation serves to officially welcome our new first-year students into the college’s academic community.

This is the first year that Convocation will be a virtual event. RIC 100 students will participate as part of their Wednesday RIC 100 class. First-year students from COLL 101, HONR 150 and COLL 150 are also asked to log in to the event which takes place during the college’s free period.



Dr. Holly Shadoian, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs

Welcome and Greetings

President Frank Sànchez, 10th President of Rhode Island College

Dr. Helen Tate, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs

Faculty Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jeremy Benson, Associate Professor of Educational Studies, English Education. Dr. Benson is an educator, scholar and activist whose work focuses on the links among race, class, political economy, urban education and inequality in U.S. society.

Tradition and Closing

Dr. Ducha Hang, Interim Vice President for Student Success

See you there!

Holly Shadoian, Vice Provost for Undergraduate Affairs
Chair, New Student Convocation

If you require disability-related accommodations for this event, please contact Keri Rossi D’entremont, assistant dean of students, accessibility and inclusion​, at a minimum of 7 days prior to the event.​​​​​​​​

Page last updated: September 09, 2020