LETHBRIDGE, AB – For the second straight year, Spring Convocation at the University of Lethbridge will be a virtual affair.

While the province gradually moves forward with reopening society, the U of L says large public gatherings are still not possible for the foreseeable future.

While not ideal, President Mike Mahon says staff and faculty will continue to work to make it a meaningful event that rightfully recognizes the significant achievements of the graduating students.

“This is certainly not the way we want to celebrate Convocation. We love the in-person experience, the ability to personally congratulate each student as they walk the stage, to feel the emotion in the building, and to see the support of our graduates’ friends and families as they take this momentous step forward in their lives.” – Mike Mahon, U of L President and Vice-Chancellor

In June, graduating students will get a special package containing ceremonial items like their cap, tassel, parchment and honour cords if applicable.

The blueprint for the virtual celebration was established for Spring 2020 Convocation by U of L faculty and staff in consultation with graduating students.

The Fall 2020 Convocation followed the same general framework.