Celebrating the Graduating Class of 2020

We’d like to invite you, the University of Alberta community, to join in celebrating our graduates in a virtual convocation ceremony.

  Celebrating together... but apart. Meet the class of 2020

U of A Convocation #UAlberta20

The countdown is on to convocation, and we look forward to celebrating with you. 

Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Time: 10 a.m. MST
Place: ualberta.ca
Registration is not required. 

We encourage you to join in at 10 a.m. to celebrate if you can, but if you can't, the ceremony will be available to you any time after 10 a.m. as well.

Along with many of the speakers and messages you would expect to see, we are also pleased to announce the following convocation speakers:

  • Nobel Prize Recipient Address from Dr. Michael Houghton
  • Alumni Message from Dr. James Makokis

In the next few weeks we will update this page with additional information about how you can engage with us online that day, and through social media (#UAlberta20) leading up to and including convocation day. Watch for opportunities to:

And on November 20, use our searchable list of graduate names for a message of congratulations.

Information for graduates »

Our Graduates

See the complete list of the graduating class of 2020 or search by your faculty. You can also download full print program.

Congratulations from the Deans

Read messages from the university's leaders to the class of 2020.

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Convocation Messages

Though we are doing it from a distance, we can still celebrate, encourage and inspire one another. Send your best wishes to the class of 2020 or thank someone who made your experience at the U of A one to remember.

Messages will be displayed here beginning November 16.

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Congratulations Class of 2020! You did it! It's exciting to see you cross the virtual stage during these uncertain times. Stay safe, stay healthy and stay connected!

— Ruth Wolfe

Show your #UAlberta20 Pride

Fall convocation 2020 window cling: Class of 2020 Celebrating together... but apart.

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#UAlberta20 on Social

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Find custom Facebook frames and Instagram filters (click on the filter tab — mobile only). Don't forget to tag #UAlberta20 in your posts!

Explore #UAlberta20 on Instagram, and add your own photos and memories.

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#UAlberta20 Playlist

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Listen to this graduation playlist, featuring the best songs to graduate to as chosen by the U of A community.

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On Sunday, November 22, the High Level Bridge was lit green and gold in honour of the Class of 2020.


You've officially joined a community of more than 295,000 grads. Learn how you can benefit from your newly minted alumni status.

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Convocation stories

Read stories about the class of 2020 exploring their passions, overcoming obstacles and using their talents to uplift the whole people.