Three students who have just crossed the bridge in the center of campus hold their tassels they received as part of Convocation.


Convocation is the official welcome event at Ohio State for first-year students.

Students hear from university leaders, faculty, administrators and special guests, and are introduced to some time-honored university traditions. Convocation is the first of many memorable moments for you at Ohio State and the only time prior to graduation that the entire class is gathered.