The University of Pennsylvania formally welcomes the incoming class at Convocation, the day before the first day of classes.
Convocation is a Penn tradition that dates to 1910 (and perhaps, on an informal basis, earlier). Though the format may have changed over the years, this event is a significant marker in the lives of Penn undergraduates. This is the first time that the freshman class marches together. They will come together again on Hey Day in their junior year, and at Commencement in their senior year.
2016 Convocation Ceremony Photos