Protective Face Masks Required for Convocation Ceremonies


Those attending the following events 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:

  • Baccalaureate Service, Sunday, May 8, at 10:30 a.m. at the Manning Memorial Chapel
  • Convocation Ceremony, Sunday, May 8, at University Hall (Faculty of Arts, Faculty of Theology, and School of Education) at 3:00 p.m.
  • President’s Reception, Sunday, May 8, at Fountain Commons (immediately following the ceremony)
  • Grad Banquet, Sunday, May 8, at Wheelock Dining Hall at 6:00 p.m.
  • Convocation Ceremony, Monday, May 9, at University Hall (Faculty of Science) at 10:00 a.m.
  • President’s Reception, Sunday, May 9, at Fountain Commons (immediately following the ceremony)
  • Convocation Ceremony, Monday, May 9, at University Hall (Faculty of Professional Studies) at 2:30 p.m.
  • President’s Reception, Sunday, May 9, at Fountain Commons (immediately following the ceremony)

Graduating students attending convocation ceremonies will be permitted to remove their masks while they cross the stage to receive their diplomas. Guests are required to remain masked while indoors. Members of the platform party will be required to wear masks unless they are speaking from the podium.

Matching disposable masks will be provided for graduands attending ceremonies.

Guests attending the Grad Banquet and/or President’s Receptions are permitted to remove their masks while seated, eating or drinking.


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