The convocation ceremony usually held in June of each year is postponed for now and will not take place in June. The College hopes to reschedule it to later this year, howerever, this will depend on how the current situation evolves over the next months.
COMING TO CONVOCATION?
Graduates of John Abbott College who completed their studies in summer 2019, fall 2019 or winter 2020 are invited to attend their graduation ceremony at John Abbott College on Thursday, June 11, 2020.
Potential graduates of winter 2020 who find they must take additional courses to fulfill their program requirements will not be eligible to participate in this year’s Convocation ceremony.
Please follow the link below to confirm your attendance at the 2020 Convocation Ceremony (available as of April).
Please complete this form if you are not attending the Convocation ceremony but wish to receive your ceremonial certificate (available as of April).
|March 31, April 1, 2020||Graduation Photo Session (Student Activities H-159)|
|April 10, 2020||Convocation Invitations Received by Mail and posted on Omnivox|
|May 20, 2020||Attendance Confirmation/Payment Deadline|
|June 1, 2020||Winter 2020 Grade Deadline|
|June 8, 2020||Convocation Ticket Pick-Up|
|June 11, 2020||
The Convocation ceremony will take place outdoors on the Oval, in front of the Herzberg Building, weather permitting. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held in the Casgrain building gymnasium with two additional locations in the College where the ceremony will be broadcast live. On the morning of Convocation, an announcement will be posted on the John Abbott website and the John Abbott Portal as to the location (Oval or Gymnasium) of that evening’s ceremony.
FACULTY AND STAFF
Faculty members are asked to assemble outside the Registrar’s Office, H-128, no later than 5:45 p.m. At the directed time, the academic party will lead the processional into the Convocation area. Dais guests will be directed to take their places on stage. All other attending faculty and staff will be directed to the faculty and staff seating area.
Cap and gown pick-up for students will begin in the Agora at 4:30 p.m.
Starting at 5:40 p.m. in the Agora graduates will line up as instructed by a member of the Registrar’s Office and the academic marshals.
All guests must be seated before the procession of academic faculty and staff and graduates begins at 6:20 p.m. sharp, with the ceremony starting at 6:30 p.m.
Following the ceremony, graduates and their guests are invited to a reception. Convocation generally lasts about 3 hours, including the reception.
Please note that by attending this event, you understand that photos will be taken, and that the College may use them in any future publications.