2019 Freshman Convocation - Tara Westover - GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS SOLD OUT!
- Thursday, August 22, 2019 from 7:30pm to 9:00pm
- Brick Breeden Fieldhouse - view map
Tara Westover will speak at MSU’s 2019 Convocation on Aug. 22, 2019 in Brick Breeden Fieldhouse.Tara Westover, best selling author and one of Time Magazine's Top 100 Influential People, will give the 2019 Freshman Convocation Lecture in honor of MSU’s incoming freshman class.Her lecture is free and open to the public.Join us at MSU Convocation to celebrate your entrance into Montana State University.
Westover is a historian and writer known for her courageous personal journey that is detailed in her memoir “Educated.” Westover was born to survivalist parents who opposed public education and grew up near Buck’s Peak in southeastern Idaho. She was not allowed to attend school, have a birth certificate or see a doctor. Yet she taught herself enough mathematics, grammar and science to take the ACT and was admitted to Brigham Young University when she was 16. She graduated magna cum laude from BYU in 2008 and won the Gates Cambridge Scholarship. She earned a doctorate in history from Trinity College, Cambridge, and has been a visiting fellow at Harvard University
Convocation is free and open to the public, however members of the community must obtain a ticket through one of the ticket outlets listed. Members of the new freshmen class do not need tickets. Tickets are available beginning June 11 through all Bobcat Ticket outlets including:
For more information, please contact:
Provost Robert Mokwa
Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost
- Provost's Office