Congratulations, Class of 2020

Pandemic restrictions postpone the Convocation ceremony, but not graduation congratulations.

Updated: September 17, 2020

Message to our Class of 2020

Dear Members of the Class of 2020,

We hope you have all been keeping well and that you have been able to follow through on your post-graduation plans, whether those involve further study, finding work, or taking some time for rest and renewal as we move through these uncertain times.

While we had hoped the global pandemic would have slowed sufficiently to consider holding a convocation gathering for you this fall, it is regrettably clear this will not be possible. We have worked hard to create a re-opening plan for students while adhering to government directives designed to protect health and safety, and the possibility of holding a large gathering such as convocation is simply not something we can contemplate. We will continue to seek an opportunity for you to be able to celebrate with family, friends, and classmates.

We are so sorry that we will not be able to provide you with a fall convocation experience as we had hoped. We will continue to monitor and evaluate the pandemic and will consider options for a ceremony in 2021.

We understand this decision is disappointing, but please be assured it in no way diminishes our pride in all you accomplished during your time at Acadia, or what you have begun to achieve as the newest members of the alumni family.

We will follow up with you again in the new year and, in the meantime, we thank you for your patience and understanding.

Stay safe and keep the Acadia spirit alive and well.


Dr. Peter Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor                    

Ms. Taylor Wilson
President, Class of 2020

Updated: May 8, 2020

Message to our Class of 2020

Acadia is proud to develop leaders like you for an ever-evolving world. As such, you are a unique and extraordinary class – the Acadia spirit is alive and well in the Class of 2020. You exemplify the Acadia motto – in pulvere vinces – through hard work, we succeed.

So, as you take on the challenges of tomorrow, know well that your time at Acadia has prepared you. You will lead us to a better future, and your experiences as the Class of 2020 will forever bind you together in a way that perhaps no other class has experienced since the Class of 1917, which had their celebration disrupted during the First World War.

Congratulations on all you have achieved during your time at Acadia! I look forward to welcoming you back to campus when we hold your special Convocation ceremony later, and on other occasions for those who will not be able to return at that time.

I know you will go on to great successes and make your alma mater proud.

Cheers to you, the Class of 2020.

Dr. Peter Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor

Updated: April 29, 2020

While Convocation ceremonies scheduled for May 10th and 11th have been postponed due to the current state of emergency and Covid-19 pandemic restrictions, Acadia University would like to assure Class of 2020 graduands that a convocation ceremony celebrating their accomplishments will be held at some time in the future. The Senate of Acadia is meeting in May at which time the graduation list will be approved. Parchments will be mailed to successful graduates shortly thereafter. In addition to tentative planning for a formal Convocation ceremony in the fall of 2020 (if permitted by Public Health Authorities) or in May of 2021, Acadia University is working in partnership with the 2020 Grad Class Executive to seek unique opportunities to acknowledge the Class of 2020 graduation throughout the spring. Graduates are asked to monitor their Acadia email for updates.

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.