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Congratulations Graduates

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.

Celebration Assets

GIF Stickers

Go to the GIF widget in Instagram or Snapchat and search "YorkUConvo" to find the new stickers available.

Zoom Backgrounds

Celebrate the special occasion from anywhere with these Convocation inspired backgrounds!

Spotify Playlist

Selected and curated by the graduating class, listen to the music your peers have selected to commemorate the moment.

Social Filters

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.

Celebration Video

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.

Rose garden on the the York University Glendon Campus

Best spots to take grad photos

York's campuses have many photogenic locations. Take a look at some of the most beautiful spots to take your graduation photos.

Honorary Doctorate in regalia speaking on stage

Honorary Degrees

York University to confer 12 honorary degrees during Spring Convocation

Ignacio's Story

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 people smiling

Three York graduate students earn Governor General Gold Medals

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 LynchIlana Shiff and Allison Taylor.

Man standing on stage in PhD regalia

People of YU - Dr. Frank Clarke

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.

Syeda Fatima Abbas Rizvi, 19, the youngest 2022 grad
via CBC

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.

#YorkUConvo Social Feed