More than 1,000 Brock University students are set to graduate Friday, Oct. 15 as the University marks its 110th Convocation ceremony.
For the first time, the Fall Convocation event will be held in a hybrid format, with a livestreamed ceremony paired with a personalized Convocation Portal for each graduand.
The traditional fanfare of graduation day — including addresses from Interim President Lynn Wells and the awarding of an honorary doctorate to Indigenous leader Ava Hill — will be part of the livestreamed portion, which will air at 11 a.m. Friday at brocku.ca/livestream
For students, an invitation to their own Convocation Portal will arrive Friday morning in an email from their respective Deans. The Portal includes the Celebration page, where grads can download filters, wallpapers and photo frames for use on social media, as well as the Celebration Wall, a popular feature added for Spring Convocation where anyone can post congratulatory photos and video messages to the Class of 2021.
The Brock Campus Store is again offering students the opportunity to purchase souvenir graduation gowns, hoods and cords, along with other Convocation gifts such as grad clothing, Class of 2021 lawn signs and degree frames.
In the weeks ahead, all graduating students will be mailed a package that includes their degree parchment, a Convocation program, letters of congratulations from Brock administrators and student leaders, an alumni pin and other information from the Brock University Alumni Association, information from the Campus Store and a bag of Class of 2021 confetti. Graduands are encouraged to update their address and phone number on their Brock student portal.