Students Welcomed to Campus at Convocation, Husky WOW

The freshman class received an official welcome to the University on Friday, Aug. 23, during Convocation and the Husky WOW kickoff celebration that followed.

Edward Courchaine '14 (CLAS), president of undergraduate student government shared some words of wisdom. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Edward Courchaine '14 (CLAS), president of the Undergraduate Student Government, shared some words of wisdom. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Provost Mun Choi welcomed parents and students during the Convocation ceremony at Gampel Pavilion on Friday, Aug. 23; (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Provost Mun Choi welcomed parents and students during the Convocation ceremony at Gampel Pavilion on Aug. 23. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

President Susan Herbst spoke to an attentive audience of students, parents, faculty, and staff at Convocation welcoming the class of 2017. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

President Susan Herbst spoke to an attentive audience of students, parents, faculty, and staff during Convocation. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Marvin McNeill, assistant director of athletic bands leads the house in the singing of the Alma Mater during the Convocation ceremony at Gampel Pavilion.(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Marvin McNeill, assistant director of athletic bands, leads the house in the singing of the Alma Mater during the Convocation ceremony.(Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The UConn Marching Band hit all the right notes at Convocation and made sure that the crowd was fired up for the start of the semester. (ArielDowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

The UConn Marching Band hit all the right notes at Convocation, and made sure the crowd was fired up for the start of the semester. (ArielDowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Huskies new and old were present at Convocation ... with plenty to think about at the start of the Fall semester. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Huskies new and old were present at Convocation … with plenty to think about at the start of the fall semester. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Spirits were high at the Husky WOW Barbecue following Convocation. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Spirits were high at the Husky WOW Barbecue following Convocation. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Husky WOW leaders pose for a photo at the Husky WOW Barbecue on Fairfield Way on Aug. 23, 2013. (Ariel Dowski'14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Husky WOW leaders pose for a photo at the Husky WOW Barbecue on Fairfield Way. (Ariel Dowski'14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

Chellis Allen '14, left, and Christina Edwards '15, at the Husky WOW Barbecue on Aug. 23, 2013. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Chellis Allen '14, left, and Christina Edwards '15, at the Husky WOW Barbecue. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Max Sherer '17 (BUS) of West Hartford, Conn. gets some last minute instructions from his mother, Sheila, middle, and aunt, Deb, at the Husky WOW Barbecue. (Ariel Dowski'14 (CLAS/UConn Photo)

Max Sherer '17 (BUS) of West Hartford, Conn., gets some last-minute advice from his mother, Sheila, middle, and aunt, Deb, at the Husky WOW Barbecue. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS/UConn Photo)

Lior Trestman '15 and Alexandra Buda '14 share 'what I did on my summer vacation' stories at the Husky Wow Barbecue. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

Lior Trestman '15 and Alexandra Buda '14 share 'what I did on my summer vacation' stories at the Husky Wow Barbecue. (Peter Morenus/UConn Photo)

The Husky WOW Barbecue on Fairfield Way had something for everyone ... including gluten free and vegetarian selections. (Ariel Dowski'14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

The Husky WOW Barbecue on Fairfield Way had something for everyone, including gluten-free and vegetarian selections. (Ariel Dowski '14 (CLAS)/UConn Photo)

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