Convocation ceremonies

Convocation is a unique event, a time to celebrate with those who have helped you reach your goals — family, friends and members of the uOttawa community.

There are two main sets of Convocation ceremonies each year: one in November and one in June.

The Fall ceremonies will take place on Sunday, November 1, 2020 and the Spring ceremonies will take place from June 14 to 18, 2021. A decision will be made in early September as to whether the Fall ceremonies will take place in person at the Shaw Centre or virtually.

Virtual Fall 2020 convocation ceremonies

The University of Ottawa's virtual convocation ceremonies for its 10 faculties will take place on November 1. Each virtual ceremony will last 30–45 minutes. This will include remarks from the chancellor, the president, deans and class presidents, as well as the official conferment of degrees. Following the formal ceremony, the list of graduates will appear on screen one at a time, in alphabetical order. If you have met all of your requirements to graduate, you will receive an email invitation to your faculty's ceremony later in October.

You have truly earned your degree and you deserve to celebrate, and to be celebrated. You should be every bit as proud to participate in this unique Convocation ceremony as you would in any other.

For more information about the ceremonies and answers to all your questions, please visit the Virtual Convocation FAQs.


Fall 2020 convocation ceremonies schedule

Sunday, November 1, 2020

Ceremony 1

PhD Graduates (All Faculties)

1:00 p.m.

Ceremony 2

Cycle 1 & 2: Faculties of Engineering, Health Sciences, Science and Medicine

4:00 p.m.

Ceremony 3

Cycle 1 & 2: Telfer School of Management, Faculties of Law, Education, Social Sciences and Arts

7:00 p.m.

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