Convocation is the formal ceremony for the conferral of degrees, diplomas and certificates. It is also a time-honoured tradition that celebrates every student’s academic accomplishments. Convocation is a commemoration of your life at York and an opportunity to share this significant milestone with your family and friends.
This website will provide you with all the relevant information about convocation and information about the many ways you can celebrate this special occasion. Please see below for stories, social media assets, and a live social feed. You can also join the conversation on social media by posting photos with #YorkUConvo!
Please note that convocation ceremonies will be video recorded and photographed. You can watch live webcasts of the convocation ceremonies as they are happening.
Go to the GIF widget in Instagram or Snapchat and search "YorkUConvo" to find the new stickers available.
Celebrate the special occasion from anywhere with these Convocation inspired backgrounds!
Selected and curated by the graduating class, listen to the music your peers have selected to commemorate the moment.
This year we have a few different filters to use on Social Media. For Instagram and Facebook search "YorkUConvo" to find the filters. For Snapchat, get your filter on location at the ceremony.
Take a trip down memory lane. Look back on your time at York as you begin the next chapter of your life as a University graduate.
Ignacio Isola came to York from Argentina to study Space Engineering at the Lassonde School of Engineering. While at York, Ignacio joined a research project to solve a longstanding mystery about ice deposits at Mars’ south pole. After four long years of being apart from his family, they were finally reunited during his convocation ceremony.
Meet Dorsa Shakeri
Graduating with a Bachelor of Science, Specialized Honours Kinesiology and Health Science, our 2022 Murray G. Ross Award Winner is ready to make her mark on the world and Right the Future.
Three York University graduates received this year’s Governor General Gold Medals, which recognize the outstanding scholastic achievements of graduate students in Canada. The 2022 recipients are Signy Lynch, Ilana Shiff and Allison Taylor.
Frank Clarke is the Director, Communications & Planning, in the Faculty of Health. He returned to complete his PhD in history at York after withdrawing from the program more than 20 years ago.
York's diverse and social campus, and the nature of the politics program felt like the right fit, says Syeda Fatima Rizvi, who graduated summa cum laude this Spring. Syeda shared her experience as an international student with the CBC.