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Convocation – May 2021

On this page, you will find information regarding:

  • Celebrating the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021 message
  • Our plans for Convocation in May 2021
  • The Ceremonies Schedule
  • Convocation Package Pick-Up information

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Celebrating the Class of 2020 and Class of 2021

The past year will be remembered for the challenges and uncertainty created by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic; however, it will also be remembered for the strength and resiliency shown by our Class of 2020 and Class of 2021. Congratulations—you have overcome every obstacle and we are tremendously proud of your commitment to excellence and dedication to shaping our world for the better.

Convocation is a time for celebration and, while it will look and feel different than in previous years, we are doing everything we can to host an in-person ceremony this spring.

Let’s be clear: Our priority is the health and safety of our graduates, their loved ones, and our employees. We understand our graduates are hoping to have an in-person ceremony and we are working closely with Alberta Health Services to explore what is possible. Our plans are subject to change pending government restrictions, and other health and safety considerations.

Here is what we know today:

  • We are planning five drive-in convocation ceremonies between May 28 and May 30, 2021, with approximately 200 graduates at each ceremony. See schedule below.
  • The ceremonies will be outdoors in the Edmonton EXPO Centre parking lot.
  • Each graduate will be permitted one vehicle to attend the ceremony and the other passengers of the vehicle should be limited to their immediate cohort.
  • Masks will be required at all times, including when graduates are walking across the stage. Masks can only be removed briefly to take a photo on stage with the Chancellor (with a plexiglass barrier). Additional COVID-19 restrictions will also be in place.
  • No physical contact will be permitted and enhanced sanitization practices, including wiping down handrails after each student crosses the stage, will be in place.
  • Each convocation ceremony will be livestreamed and we are putting a plan in place to ensure any student who is unable to attend their ceremony is still able to actively participate in the festivities.
  • Our detailed convocation plan will be reviewed and approved by Alberta Health Services to ensure compliance with provincial restrictions.

We understand that you are going to have questions—please be patient as our planning process is ongoing and we are doing everything we can to host a safe convocation ceremony. More details will be shared in the near future. We are looking forward to celebrating your achievements and hope that you will be able to join us this May.

Ceremonies Schedule

The convocation ceremonies are scheduled for the following dates and times according to faculty and convocation year:

Faculty of Arts – Class of 2020:
Saturday, May 29 – start time: 10:00am

Faculty of Arts – Class of 2021:
Saturday, May 29 – start time: 3:00pm

Faculty of Education – Class of 2020:
Sunday, May 30 – start time: 3:00pm

Faculty of Education – Class of 2021:
Sunday, May 30 – start time: 3:00pm

Faculty of Management – Class of 2020:
Sunday, May 30 – start time: 10:00am

Faculty of Management – Class of 2021:
Sunday, May 30 – start time: 10:00am

Faculty of Science – Class of 2020:
Friday, May 28 – start time: 3:00pm

Faculty of Science – Class of 2021:
Friday, May 28 – start time: 3:00pm

Convocation Package Pick-Up

The Convocation Package Pick-up will be a drive-through event in the parking lot at Concordia University of Edmonton. You will enter the north end of the CUE parking lot from 112 Avenue at 73 Street and drive through the parking lot to pick up your convocation package. Signs will be posted to direct you.

The Convocation Package will include your gown, cap, tassel, and hood (where applicable), which you will need to wear to your convocation ceremony (May 28-30).

If you are not planning to participate in convocation, you will still be able to pick up your convocation package at this time.

For other inquiries please email convocation@concordia.ab.ca

Schedule for Convocation Package Pick-Up:

Faculty of Arts Class of 2020 (graduated in September 2019, January 2020 and May 2020):

> Master of Arts in Biblical and Christian Studies
> Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment
> Graduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment
> Bachelor of Arts-4-year
> Bachelor of Arts-3-year
> Vocal Pedagogy and Performance Certificate
Monday, May 1710:00-11:00am


11:00-12:00  noon

1:00-2:00pm


2:00-3:00pm
Surnames A-E and LNU

Surnames F-K


Surnames L-P


Surnames Q-Z
Faculty of Arts Class of 2021 (graduated in September 2020, January 2021 and May 2021):

> Graduate Diploma in Psychological Assessment
> Graduate Certificate in Psychological Assessment
> Bachelor of Arts-4-year
> Bachelor of Arts-3-year
> Vocal Pedagogy and Performance Certificate
Tuesday, May 1810:00-11:00am


11:00-12:00  noon

1:00-2:00pm


2:00-3:00pm
Surnames A-E and LNU

Surnames F-K


Surnames L-P


Surnames Q-Z
Faculty of Education Class of 2020 and 2021:  

> Master of Education in Educational Leadership
> Bachelor of Education
Wednesday, May 1910:00-11:00am


11:00-12:00  noon

1:00-2:00pm


2:00-3:00pm
Surnames A-E and LNU

Surnames F-K


Surnames L-P


Surnames Q-Z
Faculty of Management Class of 2020 and 2021:  

> Master of Information Systems Assurance Management
> Master of Information Systems Security Management
> Graduate Diploma in Information Assurance
> Graduate Diploma in Information Security
> Bachelor of Management
Thursday, May 2010:00-11:00am


11:00-12:00  noon

1:00-2:00pm


2:00-3:00pm
Surnames A-E and LNU

Surnames F-K


Surnames L-P


Surnames Q-Z
Faculty of Science Class of 2020 and 2021:

Includes the following:
> Graduate Diploma in Environmental Public Health Practice
> Bachelor of Environmental Health
> Bachelor of Science-4-yr
> Bachelor of Science-3-year
Friday, May 2110:00-11:00am


11:00-12:00  noon

1:00-2:00pm


2:00-3:00pm
Surnames A-E and LNU

Surnames F-K


Surnames L-P


Surnames Q-Z

If you are unable to pick up your convocation package at the times shown above:

All faculties  Tuesday, May 2510:00-12:00 noonSurnames A-K and LNU
  1:00-3:00pmSurnames L-Z