About graduation

2020 Convocation cancelled

In order to protect the health and safety of graduates, their loved ones, faculty, staff and guests, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the 2020 Yukon University Convocation Ceremony.  

  • Graduating students will receive their credential and transcript in a special package via Canada Post in June.
  • 2020 grads are invited to attend the 2021 Convocation ceremony in May next year.
  • Please read the letter from President Barnes to graduating students.

Last updated: May 22 - 5:30pm

About Graduation

Convocation is a very special event. It is a time to celebrate your accomplishments in front of family, friends and members of the university community. The following information will help you enjoy your Convocation ceremony to the fullest.


Clothing

Dress code: We request that all graduates dress to reflect the dignity of Convocation. We encourage students to wear footwear appropriate for standing and walking safely. Very high heels can be hazardous on the stairs of the stage. As the cap sits flat on your head, we suggest keeping your hairstyle simple.

Cap and gown: To cross the stage at convocation, all students are required to wear convocation regalia consisting of a cap, gown, stole and hood (for degree programs). Underneath the gown you may wear whatever you choose within reasonable standards for public attire. Your gown, cap, stole and hood will be available at the Student Services Centre on the day of the ceremony. Gowning is from 8:30-9:30am. Please arrive on time.

Indigenous students: Indigenous students are permitted to wear traditional regalia either in place of or with convocation regalia.

Coat check not available: As there will be no secure storage space available, it is recommended that you leave personal items with your family/guests.


Guests

Guests are welcome to attend the 2020 Convocation ceremony. The ceremony will commence at 10am. No tickets are required. Guest seating is available on a first come, first served basis. Doors open at 9:30am.

Students are seated together, by program, in the gymnasium separate from guests. Please do not expect to sit with your family and friends. Please do not instruct guests to reserve seating for you with them.


Photography

Members of the audience are welcome to take photos and video of their graduate crossing the stage from the space available to the right of the stage. There will also be a photo booth available where YukonU volunteers will be on hand to take a photo with your camera of you all together on this special day.


Credentials

Graduating students will receive transcripts and graduation letters via Canada Post in June and parchment at the rescheduled Convocation ceremony.

Students unable to attend will receive their parchment via Canada Post after the ceremony in the fall.  

 


Mobility and diversity accommodations

We strive to ensure Convocation is as accessible as possible for all graduates and guests. The gymnasium is wheelchair accessible. If you require any mobility or diversity accommodations, please email or call Julie Hawkins at 867 456 8606 at least two weeks prior to the ceremony.


Flowers

Flowers will be available for sale at the Campus Store and in thegym lobby on Convocation day (cash only in the gym lobby).


Questions?

If you have any questions, please contact the Student Services Centre at 867 668 8720 or toll-free at 1 800 661 0504.

We look forward to seeing you there!