Convocation 2020: An incredible experience
Athabasca University’s virtual Convocation 2020 was an incredible, inspiring, and unique experience—even if it wasn’t the traditional in-person celebration held in the past.
Congratulations are in order for the 2,264 Athabasca University learners who got their degree, diploma, or certificate at the virtual Convocation on Oct. 2, and to all their friends and family who joined to support them.
“I’m overwhelmed by the positive response to our virtual Convocation 2020. I am so very proud of the way our OneAU team came together to create this special one-of-a-kind experience for us to celebrate this momentous day with all of our grads,” said AU President Dr. Neil Fassina.
The virtual convocation platform gave graduands the opportunity to be part of a truly unique event. They had the opportunity to connect with the professors and classmates, hear from some incredible new honorary doctorates and members of the Order of Athabasca University, and even take virtual tours of the Athabasca campus and art collection.
Capping off the inspirational day was a great performance by Canadian country music duo The Reklaws.
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Social media praise
AU learners, team members, partners and guests shared some of their feedback on social media throughout the day.
Wishing all the best to the @AthabascaU Class of 2020! 🎓#WHLScholarship #AthaU20 https://t.co/T27IPDNB7B
— The WHL (@TheWHL) October 2, 2020
If I have to pick a favorite part of @AthabascaU Convocation I think this is it! AU inductee-94 years old Louise Daley #AthaU20 pic.twitter.com/ThC88T0uGS
— Its Deb (@connecteddeb) October 2, 2020
These are just a few of the many images from the special day. From the ceremony to the virtual lounges to selfies with the president, it was a day to remember.
AU’s Convocation Team is proud to have provide a meaningful and inspirational experience for all our learners as they reach the big milestones along their educational journey.
Learn more about convocation at Athabasca University and if you aren’t an AU learner yet, check out AU’s programs and courses. With rolling admissions for our undergraduate programs and course, it has never been easier to sign up for a course or program. Register today and soon it could be YOU celebrating a big milestone!