Convocation

2020 Graduation Celebration

UPDATE June 30:  We announced in April that our face-to-face convocation ceremonies would not proceed as planned in June, and we know many of you have been wondering what we are planning in place of those events. While we were initially hoping to have a face-to-face event in the fall, it has become clear that that won't be possible.

So today, we're happy to announce a date for a virtual Graduation Celebration

  • When: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 2 pm
  • Where: Facebook Live

It will be an interactive experience that includes some elements of the traditional convocation ceremonies – with some fun new twists.

Please save this date in your calendars and ask your friends and family to do the same! We invite you to join the Graduation Celebration event page on Facebook, and watch this webpage for more details over the next month as well.

We know this event does not replace an in-person gathering, and so all those students who registered for a June 2020 convocation will be invited to attend one of our formal convocation ceremonies once we are able to host them again. What we can promise about our virtual event is that it will be meaningful, celebratory and a fun way to mark this important milestone. 

We look forward to celebrating with you on September 30!

Please click here for answers to some Frequently Asked Questions about the upcoming celebration.

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Convocation January 2021

Convocation is a time of celebration. Convocation Day is a chance for our students to get together with their classmates, family, friends, and faculty to celebrate their accomplishments. In addition to celebrating the achievements of our graduates at the ceremony, Vancouver Island University often grants honorary degrees and awards. A reception celebrating the achievement of our graduates is held after each convocation ceremony.

Vancouver Island University's upcoming graduation convocation ceremonies are:

  • January 28-29, 2021 (All programs in all Faculties)

More details about each of these ceremonies will be posted as they become available.  Please contact us at convocation@viu.ca with any questions.

Information for faculty

Watch the ceremonies live at facebook.com/viuniversity

Occasionally, VIU may call a special meeting of convocation.

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