2020 Spring Convocation Ceremony

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Click here to visit our 2020 Spring Convocation website.

As you are aware, Canadians are being asked to practice social distancing of six feet and keep gatherings below 150 people. With this top of mind, we are very sorry to announce that Spring Convocation and associated celebratory events have been cancelled.

We know that convocation is an important celebratory milestone for students but the ceremony has been cancelled as a preventative measure for the health and well-being of our graduates and their families. All graduating students will receive a convocation package the week of May 11, 2020. This will include their parchment (degrees, certificates, diplomas), their Letter of Completion (for International Students) and a copy of their transcript. 

Please don’t let this put a damper on everything you have accomplished to this point. You should be extremely proud of the hard work and perseverance you have demonstrated throughout your time at CBU. We hope to celebrate with you in the future and will keep you informed of any plans to do so. 

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to contact

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


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2020 Spring Convocation FAQs

These FAQs are current as of Wednesday, March 19, 2:30pm. The situation is rapidly changing and FAQs will be updated and timestamped as new information becomes available.

Spring Convocation and associated celebratory events will be cancelled. We know that convocation is an important milestone but due to the practice of social distancing, the spring ceremony must be cancelled for the safety of our employees, graduates and their families, and the broader Cape Breton community. Students will receive a follow-up email directly from the Registrar’s Office with more information.

At this time the Convocation Committee is discussing potential alternatives. Although we are saddened by the need to cancel the Spring Ceremony, we want to reiterate that students will still in fact graduate and receive their parchments on time.

The convocation package will include your parchment (degrees, certificates, diplomas), Letter of Completion (for International students) and a copy of your transcript.

Students will receive their convocation package the week of May 11.

Convocation packaged will be sent in the mail. We are currently developing a form that will be sent directly to potential graduates to gather their contact information.

At this time, pick-up will not be an option.

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.

At this point in time, we are not having students borrow regalia but we are collecting a list of students who would like to do this.  Please email if you would like to be added to the list and we will provide more information as soon as possible.

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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