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Fall 2018 Convocation

Convocation, a Taste of UNC and Bear Fest are all part of Bear Welcome 2018.

Current and former University of Northern Colorado students, faculty and staff will be joined by friends, family and community members on Friday, August 17, 2018, from 4:30-5:15 p.m. at Butler Hancock, Bank of Colorado Arena.

Convocation recognizes the beginning of our students’ academic careers, much like commencement recognizes the completion. The ceremony allows students to learn early on more about UNC and some of the academic traditions of the university.

UNC's President and Provost will welcome new students, faculty and staff.

Upon the conclusion of convocation, students, staff and faculty are invited for a little food and fun at Turner Green (located on west campus) for the Taste of UNC and Bear Welcome, events will run 5 -7 p.m. 

Bear Welcome

Bear Welcome is free and open to all, will include live music, inflatable games, performances by UNC cheerleaders, speakers and much more!

Taste of UNC

Taste of UNC was intentionally organized to minimize the environmental impact by offering delicious, hand-held foods with minimum use of items that would otherwise go straight into the landfills. Please help our efforts by recycling your cups and cans. Students can use their meal plan, faculty and staff can use their payroll deduction plan, and guests can purchase their tickets for the special price of $6 at the event. Tables and chairs will be available, as well as plenty of grassy area to mingle and meet new people.



Inclement Weather Plans

Convocation inclement weather plans:

  • Indoor ceremony will go forward irregardless of the weather conditions outdoors.
  • The Taste of UNC will be moved into Tobey Kendel and Holmes Dining Halls.