Convocation welcomes first-year students to Kennesaw State (Marietta Daily Journal)


KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 15, 2017) — On the eve of their first day of classes at Kennesaw State University, first-year students received an official welcome to campus at the university’s Convocation ceremony on Sunday.

An annual tradition, First-Year Convocation began in pep rally-style with the cheer squad and Scrappy the mascot leading the crowd in cheers of “K! S! U!” The ceremony then turned formal, complete with faculty dressed in academic regalia, explaining to first-year students the importance of a college education and the value of a degree from KSU.

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit