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Convocation

After careful consideration, given the ongoing public health concerns resulting from COVID-19 and the restrictions on public gatherings, York University has made the difficult decision not to hold in-person spring 2021 convocation ceremonies. Please read the full statement from York President Rhonda Lenton.

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Graduation Celebration

When it is once again safe to do so, we will be sending all graduates whose ceremonies have been impacted by COVID-19 an invitation to a future in-person ceremony. In the meantime, we are working to create a memorable virtual graduation celebration to celebrate your achievements and success. Details regarding the Spring 2021 online Graduation Celebration will be available at the end of March.

Graduation Packages & Diplomas

To help you celebrate your graduation, you will receive a package with your diploma, mortarboard cap and tassel, alumni pin and other fun items prior to the online Graduation Celebration. For students graduating in February, diplomas will be sent out in early March and packages will be sent prior to the online event.


Celebrate joining the York alumni community with our special digital assets for you and your family and friends to capture the moment. We want to see how you are celebrating this incredible accomplishment! Share your photos and videos with us on social media, and tag them with the hashtag #YorkUConvo to be featured on York’s social media feed below.

Digital Celebration Assets

Graduation GIF Stickers

Looking to add some celebration to your Instagram Stories or Snapchat? Search "YORKU" in the GIF widget and select a variety of York graduation-themed stickers to commemorate the occasion!

Class of 2020 Spotify Playlist

Get into the graduation mood with a playlist created for students by students. See what your fellow Class of 2020 peers identified as their top tracks for the digital celebration!

Digital Photo Frames

Show your social network that you have officially graduated! Add one of these easy-to-use photo frames to your profile photo, social post, or story.

AR Convo Cap

Share a selfie wearing the branded #YorkUConvo cap in Instagram Stories! Simply click the link above and have the AR do all the work for you.

Zoom Backgrounds

While these uncertain times make it so we cannot celebrate your success in person, you can still experience some of our most popular photo opportunities with these themed Zoom backgrounds

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