Congratulations to the Upcoming Graduating Class of 2021!

It’s almost time to welcome another (1600-1800) cohort of graduates to the CBU Alumni Family! Convocation is an important celebratory milestone for students, and we are very proud of the hard work and dedication our students have put in to reach this goal. With the health and well-being of our graduates and their families, as well as the staff and faculty here at CBU top of mind, the Spring 2021 celebration will be held virtually by Academic School.  Please know this decision was made with much deliberation.  

The Spring 2021 Convocation celebration will be held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at

To view the Potential Grad List, log into your Compass Student Account.

Please note that the Application to Graduate for Spring 2021 is now closed. Applications for Fall 2021 will open on May 31st, 2021 with a new process. For more information, please contact

Next Steps for Grads

Once you have found your name on the Potential grad List, please take the following steps to make sure your information is accurate and up-to-date:

Review Your Name and Personal Contact Information 

If you need to make changes to any of the following information, please contact as soon as possible.

  • The name that will appear on your credential (degree, diploma, certificate) will be exactly the same as the name currently shown in your Compass Student Account. Please review to ensure your name is not missing any accents, hyphens or periods and does not need to be changed in any way.
  • The contact information listed in your Compass Student Account will also be used for convocation-related material. Please review for accuracy.
  • All graduating students will be included in the Spring Convocation Booklet, please notify us if you do not want your name published.

 Review and/or Update Your Address

  • Please review your current address in the Compass Student Account. If you make any changes within the account, please send an email to so they can ensure the same change is made in their files. It is crucial to have the accurate address listed. Replacing a lost credential is a time-consuming and difficult process, so we want to make sure your parchment gets to the right place. If credentials need to be re-shipped due to an invalid or out of date address, the cost will have to be paid by the graduate.
  • Next to your name in the Convocation Booklet, your place of residence will be listed. If you would like to update this information, please email

Review Your Program Name

  • Please ensure the program listed on the potential grad list is correct. If not, you may need to complete a program change form (i.e applying to graduate with honours) 

Financial Matters 

  • Credentials will not be provided to students with an outstanding balance on their account. Before convocation, ensure you have paid all outstanding fees. 

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact

Please see our list of FAQs at the bottom of this page for more information. 


2021 Convocation FAQs

These FAQs are current as of Thursday, February 25, 2021.

The 2021 Spring Convocation will be held virtually on Saturday, May 8, 2021. 

More information will be sent to potential grads via email. This page will continue to be updated as details about the ceremony become available.


The Convocation Committee will continue to discuss potential alternatives for the future.

All graduating students will receive a convocation package following the ceremony. This will include your parchment (degrees, certificates, diplomas) and a copy of your transcript. 

The Registrar’s Office will contact students regarding up-to-date contact information should the packages need to be sent by mail, so be sure to check your CBU email regularly.

The convocation application fee paid by CBU graduates does not cover the cost of the Convocation ceremony. It is an application processing fee that covers the degree audit and approval process as well as the production of the parchment.

Each year, graduates are required to pay this processing fee whether they elect to attend the convocation ceremony or not.

We will keep in touch with all potential graduates through their CBU email address, social media and the Convocation Web Page.

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