As a reminder, academic meetings and class address is MANDATORY for all new students.

This event introduces you to the academic community and officially marks your start as a Wildcat!

New Students Will:

  1. Put your fingerprint on the Class of 2023 Rock

  2. Sign The Honor Code

  3. Participate in The Academic Procession Walk down the Catwalk

  4. Convene in the Wildcat Gym

  5. Learn about the institution’s history and symbols

  6. Learn about academic policies and procedures

  7. Meet with faculty, staff and students

This event is a moment to “call together” our campus community — faculty, staff, deans and the president — to welcome you, and encourage reflection on your intellectual journey.

Mandatory College Meetings

Immediately before the Class of 2022 Address, you will have the opportunity to meet with faculty, and become familiar with your college’s academic traditions and policies.



College of Culinary Arts Meetings 

Wildcat Center


  • Student should eat prior to attending



College Meetings

  • College of Business: Wildcat Center, Johnson & Wales Ballroom

  • College of Hospitality: SEE Center

  • John Hazen White College of Arts & Sciences: International Student Center



Academic Procession for New Students

Ceremonial walk from college meetings to the Class of 2023 Address