10/01/2015 Welcome to the start of the 2015-16 academic year! On Sunday we welcomed our incoming first-year and transfer students at the annual Convocation ceremony. Each and every student, parent, staff and faculty member contributed to the excitement that filled the room. This year, we welcomed 742 new first-year students – our largest first-year class ever. We also welcome 819 new transfer students and more than 40 new faculty. That’s more than 1,500 new collaborators, experiences and perspectives that will contribute to this vibrant innovative community. As our ASUWB President, Dominick Juarez stated in his inspiring Convocation speech, “We have boundless opportunities here.” He encouraged the newest members of our Husky family to take advantage of the opportunities and create positive change in our region. I look forward to seeing you all on campus over the academic year.