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Convocation 2023

Monday, September 18, 2023
9:50am to 11:30am
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Convocation 2023 - Joy of Discovery

Caltech's annual convocation ceremony will be held on Monday, September 18, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. in Beckman Auditorium. Convocation is the Institute's official and formal welcome for all incoming undergraduate students and graduate students.

We invite all members of the community—new and returning students, staff, faculty, and postdocs to come together to celebrate the start of the academic year and to join the Institute's leaders in welcoming them to Caltech. The event will start at 10 a.m. with all new students processing into Beckman Auditorium from the south end of Beckman Mall. Current faculty, staff, students, and postdocs are asked to please join the event by 9:50 a.m., taking their seats inside the auditorium so they may "welcome" the arrival of the processing students into the space.

This year's program, hosted by Vice President for Student Affairs Kevin M. Gilmartin, will include greetings from President Thomas F. Rosenbaum and a keynote address by JPL Director and Caltech Vice President Laurie Leshin (MS '89, PhD '95).

For more information, please contact VPSA Office by email at [email protected] or visit