Convocation Updates


Dear Class of 2021 Graduates,

We want to update you on the mailing of your parchments and graduation packages. Your Grad Class Executive has thoughtfully requested that a gift be included in your package. We anticipate the gift will arrive the first week of June at which time we will begin shipping graduation packages. We appreciate your patience. Congratulations on your accomplishment.

When soon-to-be graduating students visit Acadia University’s Convocation website, one of the featured guests to address them will be former Prime Minister of Canada, the Right Honourable Paul Martin.

Martin, who served as Prime Minister from 2003 to 2006, is one of seven people receiving Honorary Doctorates during Acadia's 2021 Spring Convocation. He will deliver the keynote address at the virtual ceremony.  

We are so very sorry to announce that the grad events will be cancelled. As much as we worked toward and endeavored to have some social events in place to celebrate our accomplishments, and to say our final goodbyes to our life-long friends. The current provincial regulations of the pandemic are preventing us to do so.

Join us for fun events the week of April 26-29th, including a picnic at Raymond Field and special events at Joe's and The Axe!

Thank you for your patience and perseverance. The Class of 2021 is the first class in Acadia’s 182-year history to achieve academic success in a hybrid teaching environment. No matter the year, your resilience and determination will serve you well.

There is an amazing opportunity available that will make the virtual year feel not so virtual. Although you all will be unable to walk across the stage this year at convocation, we have decided to put in place an opportunity for the graduands to walk across the stage and take photos of the moment. We want it to feel as normal as we can possibly make it!