The Class of 2016 gathered in the Tad Smith Coliseum for the 2012 Freshman Convocation. Students heard from Common Reading Experience author and creative writing professor Tom Franklin and received uniquely designed coins to commemorating the 50 years of integration at the University of Mississippi. Franklin signed books and programs for students who attended the reception. Chancellor Dan Jones gave the charge to the class. Photos by Phillip Waller/The Daily Mississippian.