DURANGO - Fall Convocation, the official kick off of the new school year at Fort Lewis College, will take place on Friday, August 30 at 4 p.m. in Whalen Gym. FLC President Dene Thomas will give the Convocation Address.

Fall Convocation is a tradition that brings the incoming freshman class and transfer students, along with their families, together in one place for a special welcome to campus. Along with President Thomas, the new students get to hear from their student body president, Faculty Senate president, as well as Board of Trustees Chair John Wells.

Following Fall Convocation, the Convocation Picnic will be held near the FLC Amphitheatre. All new freshmen, transfer students, and their families are welcome to attend and meet their new professors and classmates.