2020 Spring Convocation

Thunderbirds and the entire AU community looks forward to celebrating with you! 

We understand that the Algoma University Convocation is a very important event for everyone on our campuses, especially students and their families. It is a favourite event of the year for many as we celebrate the academic accomplishments, perseverance and success of our graduates. Given its importance and significance we have taken time to consult with a number of groups including our student leadership and, with that input, have made the decision to delay our formal convocation ceremonies.

As such, although a disappointment for us all, we have made the decision to delay our traditional in-person spring graduation ceremonies in Sault Ste. Marie (June 6) and Brampton (June 11). The ceremony originally scheduled in Timmins (May 22) by our partners at Northern College has also been postponed.

With this being said, our convocation committee developed a plan for a virtual celebration as a first step in recognizing your academic achievements and will hold

a formal convocation ceremony when it is safe for our communities to come together. Rest assured, all those meetings the requirements of their degree, diploma or certificate will still have their credentials conferred by the Academic Senate of Algoma University on Friday, June 5. Those graduating will then receive their degree, diploma or certificate parchment in the mail.

Although we know students will be disappointed about the delay, please know that Algoma University is committed to holding a graduation ceremony for the Class of 2020, when we are able to do so. We are hoping for late fall. The committee’s goal is to host a very special celebration that will include all the pomp and circumstance of our traditional convocation ceremony and more. You have earned this moment.

To view the official Communication Memo released on April 8, please click here (PDF)


Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration

Algoma University hosted a Class of 2020 Virtual Celebration for spring graduands on Saturday, June 13.

The celebration included student and faculty participation designed to share their memories and lasting connections as we highlighted student success.

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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