Celebration Information

We are excited to share details about how Dalhousie University will be celebrating you and your acheivement! Even though we are sadly unable to do so together in person, we’ve been working hard to ensure you have an opportunity to mark this important milestone and take pride in all you’ve achieved.

Here’s an overview of what you can expect. We ask that graduates continue to check their dal.ca email for the latest updates.

Awarding of your degree by Senate September 29

Tuesday, September 29 is the day on which the Dalhousie Senate will meet and confer degrees — the day on which you will officially become Dalhousie graduates. Look for email confirmation and the posting of the full list of graduates on the Convocation website in the afternoon.

Launch of the Class of 2020 graduation website October 13 We’re setting up a special space for grads to share photos, videos and Dal memories, along with well-wishes from the broader Dal community. Look for a link in your email on October 13, 2020.
Arrival of your "Convocation in a Box" October 13-16 We can’t welcome you to Convocation in person, so we’re bringing Convocation to you. Expect a special delivery in October with your parchment, a Convocation keepsake booklet and a few other surprises. A signature will be required when the package arrives!
Virtual Celebration October 16 Mark your calendars and let your family and friends know the date - Friday October 16, 2020! Event details have been sent to your Dalhousie email account and are posted to the website for easy reference. Please share these details with your family and friends!

We know many of our graduates will still want their chance to walk across the Convocation stage. We will be in touch at a later date with details of future ceremonies that you can choose to take part in.