Fall semester is quickly approaching and with that we have a number of important events –

  • New Faculty Orientation August 19 and 20, 2019
  • UAH Fall Convocation on August 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m. Reception with the President begins at 6:00 p.m. in the SSB lobby.
  • Classes begin on August 21.
  • Week of Welcome (WOW) activities takes place August 17-24, 2019, details can be found at


We encourage all of you to attend events, and greet our students.

We invite you to be a part of the UAH Fall Convocation on Tuesday, August 20, 2019. This is a special and joyous occasion because it marks the beginning of a new academic year and gives us an opportunity to welcome and greet our new students as they start their academic journeys with us.


The Convocation will start at 7:00 PM at the Greenway Circle.  The faculty and researchers are asked to gather in the Student Services Building Lobby at 6:00 p.m. for a reception and to meet President Dawson. At 6:45 p.m. we will line up in the lobby.  At about 6:50 p.m. the faculty and researchers will process to the greenway stage area together after the students have arrived and sit together in a designated area.   Staff do not need to gather and may sit or stand anywhere not designated for faculty or new students. There will be no academic regalia for the Convocation Ceremony.  We encourage all to wear our school colors and to dress comfortably.

New students will move in procession, in UAH Tee Shirts, from Central Campus Residence Hall and Charger Union to the Greenway Circle.  At the end of the Convocation Ceremony, faculty and researchers will proceed over in the direction of the picnic area, north of the circle, following the Academic Affairs Staff, and line up in double file to greet students individually, hand them a tassel and welcome them. The President’s Picnic will follow the Convocation Ceremony.  A fireworks display will follow the picnic.

Please join the students at the picnic after greeting them.  The picnic will be located under a tent near the Intermodal facility and tables will be situated near Charger Union.

I look forward to seeing you at the Convocation and at the other special activities that mark the beginning of our new academic year.  I am excited about the start of our new academic year and working with our students and you to make this a successful and productive year for all of us.  Together, we will continue to build on the excellence that is the hallmark of the University of Alabama in Huntsville.

Please notify Peggy at 824-6337 or bowerp@uah.edu by August 12, 2019, of your plans to attend the Convocation so that we can plan the seating and procession.

To submit an announcement, contact omc@uah.edu.
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