New Student Convocation is the first academic event of each year and serves as the official welcome event at The University of Akron for new students.
2012 speakers included
- President Dr. Luis M. Proenza
- Provost Dr. W. Michael "Mike" Sherman
- Vice President for Strategic Engagement, Mr. Jim Tressel
- Outstanding Teacher/Mentor of First-Year Students Award Recipient, Dr. Sheldon Wrice
- Undergraduate Student Government President, Miss Mary Beth Clemons