Graduation and Convocation
Convocation is the formal ceremony for the conferral of degrees. While students may graduate in both the Fall and Spring terms, Acadia University holds one convocation/graduation ceremony each year in the Spring. Fall graduates are invited to participate in the Spring Convocation ceremony.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Acadia University is closed to the general public as of March 17, 2020 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) precautionary measures. Spring Convocation (May 2020) will unfortunately be postponed until a later date. For more information visit the Convocation Website.
|Fall Graduation*||October 9, 2019|
|Spring Graduation/Convocation||May 10-11, 2020||For more information, please visit the Convocation website.|
Haven't met your program requirements in time for Spring Convocation?
Although Acadia does not hold a Fall Convocation ceremony, students may apply to graduate in October.
*Following the Senate meeting on October 9, 2019, qualified graduating students may pick up or have their parchment mailed to them.
October graduates are invited to participate in the following Spring Convocation ceremonies.
|Fall 2019 Graduation||August 31, 2019|
|Spring 2020 Graduation/Convocation||January 6, 2020|
Graduating students receive one parchment (degree) upon graduation. Generally, this is received during the convocation ceremony (Spring only).
Parchments (degrees) can be
- picked up at the Registrar's Office (with appropriate ID)
Spring - the day after the final convocation ceremony.
Fall - the day after the October Senate meeting approves the graduates.
- mailed (upon request)
The following information and more can be found on the Convocation Website.
- The History
- Preparing for Convocation
- Convocation Webcast