Convocation 2021: Another one for the books
For a second year in a row, Athabasca University’s virtual Convocation 2021 was an incredible, inspiring, and unique experience.
Congratulations are in order for the 1,532 Athabasca University learners who got their degree, diploma, or certificate at the virtual Convocation on June 11, and to all their friends and family who joined to support them.
The virtual convocation platform gave graduands the opportunity to be part of a truly unique event, including, for the first time ever, a live presentation of degrees. They had the opportunity to network with their professors and classmates, hear from some incredible new honorary doctorates and Governor General Academic Medal Winners and digitally transport into an alumni portal. Learners—or shall we say graduands— flipped their tassle from right to left, uploaded hundreds of celebratory images to the photo wall, and engaged on social media.
Entertainment during the day included a performance by Big Heads & Beats, Comedy group GreyDays and a performance by musical trio, The Tenors.
The entire AU community is so proud of the accomplishments of all our graduands, and are so thankful to everyone who celebrated with us.
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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.
It’s the BIG DAY! Congratulations to you! #AthaU21 https://t.co/gAJWHISCPV
— Athabasca University (@AthabascaU) June 11, 2021
Graduation day! Collab with my 4 year old #AthaU21 pic.twitter.com/7wGa4Ef99h
— Samantha (@Samanth15769367) June 11, 2021
Four years, late nights, working full-time, raising two kids, one whole house reno, one pandemic, defending my thesis and giving birth weeks later… but I did it.
Got my Master of Nursing! 👊🏼
— JZullo RN, MN (@jy_zullo) June 8, 2021
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These are just a few of the many images from the special day. From the ceremony to the live degree presentations and performances, it certainly was a day to remember.
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!