Congratulations, Class of 2020

Acadia University is closed to the general public as of March 17, 2020 due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus) precautionary measures. Convocation will unfortunately be postponed until a later date.

Updated: March 18, 2020

Convocation is traditionally the calling together of the Acadia University community to celebrate and honour our graduates.

The spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) continues to present our University with many unprecedented challenges.

As we assess the impacts of the pandemic on Acadia’s operations, we continue to follow the lead of the Nova Scotia Chief Medical Officer of Health and the Government of Canada. That being the case, we made the difficult decision to postpone Spring Convocation, which was scheduled for May 2020.

We know this news will be unwelcome but understood by members of the Class of 2020 and their families.  
Our decision will hopefully alleviate uncertainty for the near term. Our Senate will approve graduates this spring, provide transcripts, and mail diplomas and certificates. The graduation date will be listed as May 2020. Graduating students will receive additional information directly from the Registrar’s Office in a follow-up email and we will work through planning together with the Grad Class Executive.

We do not have all the logistics worked out to-date while we focus on the wellbeing of our students, employees, and the broader community. We will add new information on this website as it becomes available.

For now, here is what we know:

Tickets – All assigned tickets will be held in reserve at the present time. There is no need to cancel or book.

Gown rentals – Reserved gowns can be cancelled with no penalty if done by April 28 at 6 p.m. visit

Accommodation bookings – Are being refunded automatically. No action is required on your part.  

More information about Graduation and Convocation can be found on the Registrar's Office website.

Thank you for your patience and cooperation. Stay tuned and be well.