Day of Convocation
The ceremony will begin promptly at 3:00pm (CDT). We ask all participants and guests
to arrive and be seated in the Hooper Eblen Center by 2:45pm. Student Orientation
Assistants (SOAs) will be in the concourse area to assist with line-up and seating.
As you file into the arena and get to your row, these personnel will be standing by
to ensure that each row is filled and everyone has a seat. A program will be provided
for the event so guests and students may follow along and know when to stand.
The Convocation program will begin with the macebearer leading the processional. The macebearer is followed by the President, Provost, remaining platform party, and the faculty.
The University President, Dr. Philip Oldham, will have an opening statement then give the keynote address. The President will then extend appreciation to the faculty, guests, and others involved with the ceremony.
Dr. Lori Mann Bruce, Provost & Vice President for Academic Affairs, will lead the new students in the Tech Academic Oath of Integrity.
Following Tech Oath of Integrity, the President will induct the students, share the "Tech Promise" with freshmen, and then issue the students a challenge to complete during the semester they are to graduate.
At the conclusion of the ceremony, The Pride of Tennessee Tech Marching Band will lead the freshmen in receding the Hooper Eblen Center. Freshman will march to Overall Field at Tucker Stadium to take their class of photo.