Fall 2017 Convocation

Convocation, a Taste of UNC and Bear Fest are all part of Bear Welcome 2017.

Current and former University of Northern Colorado students, faculty and staff will be joined by friends, family and community members on Friday, August 18, 2017, from 4:30-5:30 in Cranford Park for Fall Convocation. This annual ceremony marks the beginning of each new academic year.

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 Kay Norton, Provost Robbyn Wacker and Greeley Mayor Tom Norton 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 a Taste of UNC and Bear Welcome, both events will run through 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 scenarios are as follows:

  • If it is light to moderate rain we will go forward with the procession and ceremony.
  • If we experience heavy rain or lightning prior to line-up and the start of the ceremony we will cancel.  We have plans in place with Housing & Res Ed to get the word out to the RA’s and students.
  • If we experience heavy rain or lightning during the ceremony we will make an announcement and cancel the remainder  of the ceremony.  We will also recommend to attendees that they seek shelter in the surrounding buildings until the storm lifts.
  • The Taste of UNC may be moved into Holmes Dining Hall.