2019 Spring Convocation

Convocation is a time of great pride for our University community as we collectively celebrate the achievements of our graduating students.

We truly wish all of our students the very best in this next phase of their life journey. We look forward to hearing the future stories of their continued success and accomplishment.

student receiving diploma
Location

Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion

Sault Ste. Marie, ON

Time

Saturday, June 8, 2019 at 2:00pm

All eligible participants (graduands, faculty, etc.) in the procession must gather at the west end of the Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion at 1:15pm sharp on Saturday, June 8, 2019.

Invitation

Graduating students may request a maximum of 10 guest tickets to be made available at the Office of the Registrar between 8:30am and 4:30pm from May 21st – 31st.  Depending on availability, additional tickets may be picked up beginning Monday, June 3rd.

If you indicated that you would not be attending Convocation, it is not too late to change your mind. Convocation is a special ceremony to recognize your achievements at Algoma University and your attendance is encouraged.  Please email regoffice@algomau.ca if you plan to attend.

Instructions
  • Pick up your regalia (academic gown, hood and cap) available at the Office of the Registrar at Algoma University beginning May 21st until June 7th from 8:30am – 4:30pm.  There is a $30 fee for regalia – the academic hood must be returned immediately after the ceremony.  Out-of-town students can request tickets/regalia to be mailed to their home address, please email regoffice@algomau.ca.
  • Participants in the procession must gather at the west end of the Roberta Bondar Park & Pavilion at 1:15 pm sharp on Saturday, June 8th (for registration, donning robes, lining up, etc.).  Late participants will not be part of the procession.
  • When you first stop on stage, you will be greeted by a member of the Algoma University faculty.  You will then proceed toward the center of the stage, where the President and Vice-Chancellor of Algoma University, Asima Vezina will offer her congratulations.  Before exiting the stage, you will be presented with your parchment by the University Registrar, Mr. David Marasco. Medals and other awards will also be announced and presented to the recipients during this part of ceremony.
Distinction at Graduation

Students graduating with an overall average of 80 per cent or higher on all courses completed at Algoma University and required for the degree, will be granted their degree cum laude (The overall average must be calculated on a minimum of 60 credits completed at Algoma University presented for the degree). Students admitted to Algoma University having a Community College Diploma with an A average, and who maintains an A in his/her studies at Algoma U, will be granted their degree cum laude.

How To Apply To Graduate

During their final year, all students wishing to graduate must file an application for graduation. Forms may be submitted online or obtained from the Office of the Registrar on or before the published deadline for receipt of fall or spring graduation applications.  Applications received after the deadline may be applied to the subsequent graduation date. Every graduating student is encouraged to attend this important event to receive his/her degree. Students unable to attend should request that their degree be conferred in absentia.

To apply for graduation, please fill out the application form below.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Registrar at Algoma University at regoffice@algomau.ca.

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