New Student Convocation 2014

August 15, 2014

  • Ceremony begins at 9:00am in the IVCC Lower Gymnasium
  • Breakout sessions & Fall Preview scheduled from 10:00am-11:30am
  • Student picnic, games, and FUN from 11:30am-1:00pm





The purpose of the New Student Convocation is to introduce new students to IVCC faculty, administration, and staff and formally welcome them to the college. The day begins with a ceremony in the gymnasium, where students will learn about the academic regalia, student activities and organizations, and about the contributions of alumni to our community.



Contributions of IVCC and LPO Alumni

Since 1924, LPO Junior College and IVCC have provided a quality education to the Illinois Valley and beyond. Our alumni have gone on to do great things—from legendary coaches and teachers to world-renowned physicians and inventors. IVCC alumni have excelled in the areas of athletics, business, science, politics, and law. A number of our alumni have been inducted into the IVCC-LPO Hall of Fame and their contributions to society are immeasurable. At New Student Convocation, we will share with you some of their accomplishments in the hopes of inspiring you to make a difference in your communities and in the lives of others, not only while you are here at IVCC but as you graduate and move on to the next chapters of your lives.


Student Clubs and Organizations

One of the goals of the New Student Convocation is to introduce you to all of the amazing things that we have to offer at IVCC. There are several ways that you can get involved and organizations you can join during your time as a student at IVCC.  Many of these organizations will be available during the Spirit Day Picnic. Please take a few moments to view this short presentation and learn about which groups might fit for you and how to get involved.



Spirit Day

Following the ceremony, students will participate in breakout sessions that emphasize classroom expectations and the IVCC core values.  Students will also have the opportunity to share concerns that they face as they begin their college career. This is the basis for future programs that IVCC will offer to help students to be successful.

The final event of the day is the student picnic. This is an opportunity for students to mingle with faculty and staff in an informal environment, to learn about clubs and organizations, and to simply have fun.