Graduation and Convocation

While we look forward to seeing you cross the stage at a later date, this is still a time for celebration! Some very special people from the Acadia University community have come together to share messages of congratulations, advice, wisdom and love:

Spring 2020 Graduation List
Congratulations to our Spring 2020 graduating students. Click here for a list of graduates.

While Convocation ceremonies scheduled for May 10th and 11th were postponed due to the current state of emergency and Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, Acadia University would like to assure Class of 2020 that a convocation ceremony celebrating their accomplishments will be held at some time in the future - in the fall of 2020 (if permitted by Public Health Authorities) or in May of 2021. Graduates are asked to monitor their Acadia email for updates.

Parchments will be mailed to successful graduates after May 15.

Period Date  
Fall Graduation* October 7, 2020  
Spring Graduation/Convocation May 9-10, 2021 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 7, 2020, qualified graduating students may request the shipment of their parchment.

October graduates are invited to participate in the following Spring Convocation ceremonies.


Application Deadlines for Upcoming Graduations
Period Undergraduate/Graduate Deadline
Fall 2019 Graduation August 31, 2019
Spring 2020 Graduation/Convocation January 6, 2020
Applying to Graduate

Preferred Method - Online through Acadia Central.

Alternate Method - Printable Application to Graduate Fall 2019 Spring 2020

Parchments (Degrees)

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)

Regular Mail - no charge
Courier - graduate responsible for courier fee

Please NOTE:

Pick up by graduate - An ID and a signature is required at the time of pickup.

Pickup by third party - Permission must be granted in writing by the graduate for third party pickups. The name of the designate must be included; ID and signature are required at time of pickup. 

Parchment (Degree) Re-Issue

Please complete the Parchment Degree Re-Issue Form. The re-issue fee is $50.00.

Parchment (Degree) Framing

A parchment (degree) framing service is available. Framing can be done at the post-graduation reception, or throughout the year by emailing More information is available here. You may also visit the office at University Hall, Room 236. Office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Graduation Lists

Convocation Website

The following information and more can be found on the Convocation Website.

  • The History
  • Preparing for Convocation
  • Convocation Webcast