University Convocation set for Monday, Aug. 17

Student move-in is Monday, Aug. 17-Sunday, Aug. 23; Classes begin Monday, Aug. 24

August 14, 2020 | News Story

Mankato, Minn. – Minnesota State University, Mankato President Richard Davenport will welcome faculty back to campus and discuss his vision for the 2020-2021 academic year during the annual president’s convocation address, which will be held online via Zoom this year from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

Interim Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs Matt Cecil will deliver the provost’s convocation address following Davenport’s remarks.

A recording of the convocation will be available on the University website later in the day after the conclusion of the convocation.

Media coverage opportunities from Aug. 17-24:

  • Monday, Aug. 17 – President’s convocation from 9-10 a.m. on Zoom.
  • Monday, Aug. 17 – Students will begin moving into on-campus housing by appointment through Friday, Aug. 21 and at any time on Aug. 22-23.
  • Friday, Aug. 21 – Between approximately 10:30-11 a.m., new students will participate in the new student rally virtually on Facebook Live at
  • Monday, Aug. 24 – First day of fall classes.

Minnesota State Mankato, a comprehensive university with 14,297 students, is part of the Minnesota State system, which includes 30 colleges and seven universities.

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