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.
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its approximately 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the third-largest university in the state. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. 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, and one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. For more information, visit kennesaw.edu.