Important Information for Convocation 2016

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AU Graduate 2015Athabasca University Convocation 2016 (#AUGrad16) is just around the corner—and we have important information to share with you to make sure you get the most out of your special day!

All the information you need about Convocation can be found on the Convocation Website. Bookmark this site as you’ll likely be visiting it a few times leading up to your graduation ceremony.

Also: visit the Convocation Checklist to ensure you don’t miss a step!

How to get the most out of Convocation (whether you can attend or not)


Participate in the conversation

Follow and use the hashtag #AUGrad16 on Twitter and Instagram and interact with fellow grads. Send congratulations, upload your own #AUGrad16 pics from wherever you are, and tell us what you’re doing to celebrate!

Re-watch the Convocation livestreams!

Can’t make it but want to watch the ceremony?

The Convocation ceremonies will be streamed live and can be viewed from anywhere in the world. Share with family and friends that are unable to be there with you. Follow the links and add it to your calendar so you won’t forget to watch!

Livestream links


Directions to Athabasca and the University


2015 AU graduate

Master of Information Systems graduate, Frederick Ako-Nai, and his father at AU Convocation 2015. [photo credit: Stacy Swanson, 2015]

Booking formal Grad portrait sessions

Don’t forget to book your photography session if you’re wanting formal pictures of your big day. New Light Photography will be on site and you can book your session online.

Getting social with fun and friendly photo booths

We have four photo booths set up at the Multiplex (two locations inside, one outside the entrance) and one on the AU Campus grounds (in front of the ornamental fountain). Look for the signs. These booths are meant to show off your fun side—drag your family and friends into the pics and share them on Instagram and Twitter with the hashtag #AUGrad16.

Purchasing memorabilia

There will be a merchandise table in the Multiplex with many different items to choose from. Stop by the table and pick up some AU-branded swag. Parchment frames, rings, clothing, gifts and other AU merchandise can also be purchased online at the AU store.

Any Questions?

Visit the FAQ page or ask us a question on Facebook or Twitter!

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