Acadia Community Invited to Join the Celebrations

On behalf of Chancellor Bruce Galloway and President Peter Ricketts, you are invited to join in this year’s Convocation celebrations.

The schedule for Convocation weekend is as follows:

  • May 8 at 10:30 a.m. - Baccalaureate Service | Manning Memorial Chapel

  • May 8 at 3 p.m. - Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology, School of Education | Convocation Hall

  • May 9 at 10:00 a.m. - Faculty of Science | Convocation Hall

  • May 9 at 2:30 p.m. - Faculty of Professional Studies | Convocation Hall

If you would like to attend in person, please RSVP by emailing and include the ceremony(ies) you would like to attend by Monday, May 2, 2022. Please advise if you have any accessibility requirements, and we will be happy to accommodate.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Baccalaureate Service, and no tickets or RSVP is required for this event. For your convenience, the Service will be broadcast live on the web. The video link will be sent out closer to the date.


For Faculty

Please note that faculty are asked to be part of the academic procession and sit on stage. For faculty members requiring regalia, robes may be borrowed and collected in advance of the ceremony. Please arrange this through email by Wednesday, May 4, 2022:

Due to limited seating in Convocation Hall, we invite and encourage all faculty members to sit on stage so that seats can be made available for the friends and families of graduating students.


For Staff

If you wish to attend a ceremony as a member of the audience, please indicate how many tickets you would like, and we will do our best to accommodate your request. If you are unable to attend a ceremony, consider gathering at the front steps of UHall as the graduands march to cheer them on.



All ceremonies will be livestreamed, and you are most welcome to take part virtually as well. The video link will be sent out closer to the date that the ceremonies will take place.


Honourary Degree Recipients

On May 8 and 9, 2022, more than 800 graduates from Acadia University’s four faculties – Arts, Pure and Applied Science, Professional Studies, and Theology – will receive their undergraduate and graduate diplomas, joining Acadia’s more than 40,000 alumni worldwide. In addition, Acadia will confer five honorary degrees on individuals who have distinguished themselves in public service, education, and scientific research:

Learn more about this year’s honourary degree recipients on our Class of 2022 website.


Mask Requirements

Those attending services and ceremonies during Acadia University’s graduation celebrations will be required to wear a protective face mask to prevent spread of COVID-19 and keep the Acadia community safe.


You will find important information regarding Convocation 2022 on our website: Please check the website regularly for updates.

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