University Events

University ConvocationUniversity Convocation
University Convocation takes place in fall and marks the new academic year at California State University, Los Angeles. The Convocation is a new tradition at Cal State LA and began in 2013 to coincide with President Covino’s first official address to the campus community.

Read or watch the President’s 2016 Convocation address.
Read or watch the President’s 2015 Convocation address.
Read or watch the President’s 2014 Convocation address.
Read the President’s 2013 Convocation address.


William A. Covino was invested as Cal State LA’s seventh president on May 9, 2014. Multiple events were planned for Investiture Week, which celebrated the ceremony’s theme of “Engagement, Service, and the Public Good,” while defining new aspirations for Cal State LA’s future as a great university in a great city. Read more about Investiture.