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Convocation, University Welcome and One Book One Community Presentation  (Student Events)

The formal ceremony that marks the beginning of each academic year. President Lou Anna K. Simon, Provost Kim Wilcox and representatives from each of the undergraduate degree-granting colleges will welcome you to the "pioneer land-grant university." Additionally, special guest Jonathan Safran Foer, author of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, the One Book One Community book will address you, the newest members of the MSU community. All new students are REQUIRED to attend this event.

Doors open at 7:30am. You must be seated by 8:45am.

NOTE: The One Book, One Community kick-off events originally scheduled for Aug. 28 and Aug. 29 have been postponed. The Convocation-University Welcome for new students will still take place from 9 to 11 a.m. Monday morning at Breslin Center.

Jonathan Safran Foer, author of this year's OBOC selection "Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close," is unable to fly in for the events due to the weather conditions on the east coast. Foer is based in New York, one of the eastern states impacted by Hurricane Irene.

All other 2011 OBOC events will take place as originally scheduled. Visit for updates.


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Location: Breslin Center
Sponsor: Administration