Convocation

Congratulations to the 2020 Fall Graduating Class! Tune in to our Virtual Ceremony on Saturday, November 7 at 2:00pm by clicking here.

Check out the Fall Convocation Booklet/Program here. 

It’s almost time to welcome another 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, the staff and faculty and the entire CBU community top of mind, we are writing to announce that the Fall 2020 celebration will be held virtually

As you are aware, Canadians are still being asked to practice social distancing of six feet and keep indoor gatherings below 200 people due to the COVID-19 global pandemic. With this top of mind, the Fall Convocation ceremony and associated events cannot be held in-person. Although we wish we could celebrate on campus, we look forward to creating an exciting digital experience to recognize everything our graduates have accomplished here at CBU. 

This hub will be home to all updates relating to the 2020 Fall Convocation. If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact convocation@cbu.ca

For the final list of graduands, please click here.

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

2020 Fall Convocation FAQs

These FAQs are current as of Friday, October 2, 2020 at 4:00 pm. The situation is rapidly changing and FAQs will be updated and timestamped as new information becomes available.

The 2020 Fall Convocation and associated celebratory events will be held virtually.

Watch the virtual ceremony on Saturday, November 7 at 2:00 pm by clicking here. 

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

All graduating students will receive a convocation package following our virtual ceremony which will take place on November 7, 2020. This will include your parchment (degrees, certificates, diplomas) and a copy of your transcript. 

Please check your CBU email to ensure you have filled out the form sent by the Registrar and provided your current address.

Students will receive their convocation package soon after convocation day, November 7.

Convocation packages 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.

CBUSU has started a grad gown borrowing initiative in partnership with CBU. Grads will have the opportunity to pick up a gown on a Thursday and return it the following Monday. This gives CBU grads the opportunity to take photos with friends and family! Applications for Fall grads will open soon.

There is a $20 deposit to borrow a gown, and the grads will be billed if the gown is not returned.

 

To apply or ask questions, email su_vpp@cbu.ca!

Purchasing options are also available.

If interested in purchasing a hood and gown, please contact Jennifer Hart at jennifer@harcourts.com. The cost is as follows: Bachelor hood – $111.70, Masters hood $122.60, gown $35.00.  Tax and shipping not included.
Please note, delivery time is approximately four weeks.

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

The following shirts are for sale through the CBU Bookstore. Click here to order yours.

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