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The Class of 2026 took their official class photo at Freshman Convocation 2022. [Andrew Everett/Augusta University]

In photos: Class of 2026 welcomed at Freshman Convocation

The Class of 2026 met Aug. 16 on the Summerville Campus — the day before the start of the semester — to participate in Freshman Convocation.

At the event, which is an annual tradition at Augusta University, students heard from university leadership, including Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Neil J. MacKinnon, PhD, and Executive Vice President for Administration and Chief of Staff Dr. Russell Keen. Students also took their official class photo.

The purpose of convocation is to establish an academic connection between first-year students and Augusta University by emphasizing the university’s commitment to their academic success.

Learn about other Weeks of Welcome events, and be sure to extend a friendly paw to our newest Jags.

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