09/19/2016 The University of Washington Bothell holds its 11th annual convocation Sunday, Sept. 25, at Mobius Hall to welcome the class of 2020. Convocation marks the beginning of a university career that will be crowned at commencement, bookending an important and memorable life experience. Students walk through a door at convocation with an eye on the exit well ahead. The present links to the future. The formal ceremony also is a tradition for faculty, a time to refocus and recommit to the University’s mission. At UW Bothell, nearly half the students are transfers at the midway point in an academic career that may have begun at a community college. But many first-year students arrive with the awe of a life change, their first time away from home. A bookend, an open door, a traditional ritual, convocation also is the first opportunity to look ahead at some practical steps to make the most of your time at UW Bothell. Read more about convocation.