The Chancellor's New Student Convocation is Southern Illinois University Carbondale's formal official welcome ceremony for all new students. Come and experience the pride and spirit of SIU Carbondale with the entire incoming Class. During convocation, we will share with our newest Salukis our focus on student success, scholarship, citizenship, diversity, and leadership. This event is required for all new students. Family members of our new students are welcome and encouraged to attend. Special seating will be provided.