CANCELLED Convocation 2020

Event Date:
Thursday, May 7, 2020, 12:00 pm

As per a statement issued March 16 by UPEI's president, Convocation 2020 is cancelled. 

The UPEI Senate unanimously approved a motion to cancel the May 7 and May 8 Convocation ceremonies. The motion also encompassed any large gatherings related to Convocation such as the Atlantic Veterinary College’s White Coat Ceremony.

The UPEI Senate discussed options that will allow students who wish to cross the Convocation stage in the future to do so. Due to the uncertainty about how long social distancing guidelines will be in place and other University timing conflicts, the Senate did not confirm a plan today, but is committed to work towards a solution to allow ample time for graduates, friends, and families to prepare.

I want to assure the UPEI community that prospective graduates will be awarded their degree(s)/credentials at the Senate meeting in May as usual. More information will be shared directly with prospective graduates by the Office of the Registrar about how to obtain their parchments either by mail or picking them up in person.

Please see the university's COVID-19 page for the most up-to-date information.