Caltech's annual convocation ceremony offers a warm welcome and introduction to the Institute for new undergraduate students, new graduate students, and new postdoctoral scholars as well as for their family and friends. The program includes greetings from President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and an introduction to student life at Caltech by Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin M. Gilmartin with featured guest speakers.
Plan to arrive early for check in. Check in will begin at 9:15 a.m.
Beckman Auditorium doors open at 9:30 a.m.
- Caltech students, staff, faculty, and affiliates must show their Caltech ID or AWS ID.
- Non-Caltech guests must show their state ID along with a vaccination card that shows full vaccination (2 doses) completed at least 14 days prior to the event.
- Masks must be worn at all times while in the auditorium. Caltech requires the universal use of masks, regardless of vaccination status, in indoor settings on campus. High-quality masks (surgical, N95s, KN95s, or KF94s) must be worn in all indoor locations on campus.