York University’s newest alumni invited to an online graduation celebration, Oct. 28

Convocation box
The graduation celebration box that was sent to the class of 2020

Convocation sign on Aviva Centre

York University students who have completed their degree requirements will take part in a “Graduation Celebration” on Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 5 p.m. EST.

Graduates, their family and friends and York University community members can tune in online for the celebration, which will be aired on the Convocation website.  No registration is required. The celebration pre-show will begin at 4:45 p.m. and the event will run about 25 minutes.

In a message to students on Aug. 17, York University President and Vice-Chancellor Rhonda L. Lenton informed the community that due to the ongoing public health concerns resulting from COVID-19 and the restrictions on public gatherings, York University, Ryerson University, Seneca College and the University of Toronto, have made the difficult decision not to hold in-person fall convocation ceremonies. Once it is again safe to do so, graduates from the class of 2020 will be honoured at an in-person convocation celebration.

Some Faculties are hosting faculty-specific online events immediately following the Oct. 28 Graduation Celebration. Details and links to RSVP for the various events can be found at https://www.yorku.ca/convocation/fall-2020-faculty-celebrations/. The faculty celebrations are open to graduates and their guests.

The graduation celebration box that went to the class of 2020
The graduation celebration box that was mailed Oct. 23 to the class of 2020

Convocation packages are on their way to students’ homes. Each package was packed with care by York University staff and contains the students’ diploma, cap and tassel, a convocation program and some other special items to help them celebrate.

To learn more, visit the York University Convocation website.