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Convocation is an event that celebrates the formal opening of the academic year and welcomes the newest class to the UB community. Students, faculty and staff come together to reinforce our shared commitment to the values of the University and introduce new students to our traditions. The ceremony concludes with the singing of the Alma Mater.

Watch the full Convocation 2020 video on Youtube.

Welcome to Our Students and Their Families

Dean of Students Craig Lennon provides an overview of what makes our campus unique, and how we will continue to be available for our students this year.

Greetings from Faculty

Interim Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs Manyul Im, PhD explains how UB is creating a safe environment for students to learn and grow.

Greetings from Students

Myranda Burkit '21 shares her experience at UB and her plans for the upcoming year.

Greetings from Alumni

McGivney Community Center Director of Development Askar P. Morisseau, MA '13 welcomes the incoming class and celebrates their resilience during this time.

Read more about Askar's passion for her community and her journey as a non-profit entrepreneur.

Remarks from the Interim President of the University

Interim President Stephen Healey, PhD expresses his gratitude and congratulates students on choosing the University of Bridgeport.

Congratulations from the UB Community

Best wishes for a great start to your journey from UB faculty, staff, and alumni.

Singing of the Alma Mater

Performed by master's students in the Music Education program, School of Education:
Moll Brown, Pasquale D’Amato, Jacob Litt, Christopher Marsala, Michael Roche, Sarah Roman, and Frank Martignetti, PhD.

Alma Mater, a toast to thee!
Pledge our honor, our loyalty.
From the ocean, far 'cross the land.
Our noble College will proudly stand. 

Golden memories of days serene,
Golden seasons, familiar scenes,
Bonds will keep us forever true.
Alma Mater, Bridgeport U.

Lyrics by Al Dickason, Music by Harold Dart, 1953