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Convocation – May 2020

What convocation means

Convocation is a time for you, our graduates, to gather with friends, family, faculty, and staff to celebrate your well-earned accomplishments. Filled with symbolism and tradition, convocation is the capstone of your university journey.


Concordia University of Edmonton’s Class of 2020 is special and we offer you our heartfelt congratulations. The degrees, diplomas, and certificates awarded reflect your commitment to excellence and dedication to shaping our world for the better. We are proud of your accomplishments and trust that your time here has equipped you with the tools and skills needed for whatever the future holds. We look forward to seeing what comes next.

We hope you feel a sense of pride when thinking about your time at Concordia University of Edmonton, and are able to celebrate with those who are closest to you. In light of the current public health emergency, we have made the extremely difficult decision to postpone our May 2020 convocation event. Your health and safety, and the health and safety of your loved ones, is our top priority. We must work together to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we look forward to gathering when it is safe to do so to celebrate your accomplishments.

Save the date!

On May 29, 2021, we will proudly celebrate all of our graduates from September 2019 to May 2021. We invite you, along with your family and friends, to join us and participate in what will be an unforgettable day. Please save the date in your calendars.

In 2021, we will be celebrating Concordia’s 100th anniversary. For 100 years, Concordia has been offering an exceptional educational experience and producing graduates who are changing the world—like you. Our mission at Concordia is to prepare students to be independent thinkers, ethical leaders, and citizens for the common good. We’re excited that you will be a major part of this anniversary!

Recognizing our graduates

Even though we are postponing our May 2020 convocation ceremony, we want to recognize your achievements and the completion of your program.

At the end of May or beginning of June, you will receive a package in the mail containing your parchment, hood, cap, tassel, and honour cord (for those who are graduating with distinction or high distinction). You will also receive information about joining the Alumni Association.

We’re proud of you

We applaud your achievements and wish to acknowledge the support and encouragement of family and friends, as well as Concordia’s faculty and staff, who have helped make your successes possible.

We hope that you have found your time at Concordia enriching, rewarding, and fulfilling.  Your presence in our classrooms, on our campus, and in the community has enriched this institution for the generations of students who will follow. 

We believe that you, as Concordia graduates, are equipped to successfully serve and lead in your chosen vocations. We are justifiably proud of you and wish you success in all of your future endeavours.

We look forward to celebrating your accomplishments on May 29, 2021!