New Student Induction

New Student Induction, a bookend to Commencement (aka graduation), is the official welcome for all new first-year students. As the one and only time all members of the class will convene, this event celebrates the incoming class entry into higher education and inducts them to a community of learners at North Carolina A&T State University. New Student Convocation articulates to our newest Aggies the institution's mission and the expectations to which they will be held during their collegiate career here. Our first-year students will not only realize their identity as a class but be reminded of the privilege they have to change the world for the better as a member of the Aggie Nation.

Attendance at New Student Induction is required of all first-year students. Family members of our new students are welcome to attend.

Our Speakers have included:

Fall 2011

 Susan L. Taylor, Essence Magazine, Editor Emeritus

Fall 2012  Joseph Washington, Joseph Washington Group
Fall 2013 Melissa Dawn, Global Branding  Strategist
Fall 2014 Bryant K. Smith, Smith Consulting and Networking
Fall 2015 Zeb Talley, Interim Associate Director for Career Counseling Programs
Job & Career Transition and Development Coach
Fall 2016

Terrence Jenkins, A&T Alumnus, Television and Film Actor, Philanthropist,
and Author

Fall 2017

Dr. Tommy A. Watson, Author, Educator, Entrepreneur, and Professional Coach

Fall 2018

Alan Hooker, Professional Motivational Speaker, Aggie Alum

Fall 2019

Dr. Harry L. Williams, President and CEO - Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Fall 2021

Victor Solomon, Aggie, 17th Mister HBCU, Finalist on NBC's "The Voice"