2018 Opening University Convocation

The Office of the President and the Academic Senate invite you to attend the Opening University Convocation (formerly the Open Faculty Meeting) in McKenna Hall on Thursday, Aug. 23. All faculty and staff are invited this year, with a light breakfast community reception at 9 a.m. inside CA 154 near the McKenna Theatre. The Convocation begins at 10 a.m. Join your SF State colleagues for a celebration of the start of a new academic year, hear from campus leaders about challenges and opportunities in the coming year and meet the University’s new faculty, staff and campus leadership. More than two dozen departments will have representatives on hand to talk about the work they do on behalf of students and the University. Free SF State tote bags will be given to the first 100 attendees at the reception, and a donation of personal toiletries is requested for our Basic Needs Initiative.

If you are unable to join us in person, access to the 2018 Open University Conovation powerpoint presentation is available below:

The Academic Senate would like to thank several people for their participation in this event.

  • The organizing committee (Teddy Albinak, Maggie Beers, Cameron Casey, Marina Chavez, Nancy Ganner, Nancy Gerber, Dylan Mooney Dania Russell, Alison Sanders, and Jennifer Villarreal)
  • Sodexo for food service at the reception.
  • The following groups for providing informational tables at the reception:

California Faculty Association

California State University Employee Union

Center for Equity & Excellence in Teaching & Learning (CEETL)

Information Technology Services

Academic Technology

Campus Recreation/Mashouf Wellness Center                                             

University Enterprises (Future SF State/University Club)

UCorp & CnTrl-P Printing Services

SF State Bookstore

Associated Students

SF State Athletics

Office of International Programs

University Campaign/Alumni & Constituent Relations

University Events & Protocol

Hospitality by Sodexo

Risk Management

Environmental Health & Safety

Disability Programs and Resource Center (DPRC)

Strategic Marketing & Communications

SF State Basic Needs Initiative

University Police Department (UPD)

Campus Climate

Health Promotion & Wellness


To help us manage resources, please RSVP at https://sfsu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bdxa0AQNKY6pcTr.

We ask that all attendees bring an item for the SF State Food Pantry. As the food supplies are sufficient at this time, they ask that participants consider donations of regular size personal hygiene such as the following:

  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Floss
  • Deodorant
  • Tampons
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Soap