The 97th Convocation of St. Stephen's College: Spring 2021

Congratulations to the Spring 2021 Graduating Students of St. Stephen’s College!!

From everyone at St. Stephen’s and in the wider College community, congratulations and warm celebrations to all of our Spring 2021 graduating students!! We are so proud of you, noting in particular your achievements during these challenging times.

To learn more about our graduating students, we invite you to peruse the Spring 2021 Graduating Student Profiles section of the Convocation website. Here you can read about this year’s graduating students, their accomplishments at the College, and their future plans and ambitions.

St. Stephen’s is also delighted to share a newly launched online art exhibit titled Guiding Images, which was created and curated by one of this Spring’s graduating students, Katrina Grabner (’21 MPS-Art Therapy). This online exhibit highlights the work of several 2020 and 2021 St. Stephen's graduates.

All Spring 2021 graduates are invited to an informal, online Zoom gathering with the Co-Chancellors, Principal, Faculty, Board Chair, and Senate Chair to celebrate their accomplishments. The Spring 2021 graduates are also invited together with the Fall 2021 graduates to participate in the 2021 Convocation Ceremony, which will be held on November 1 (details and format TBD in accordance with public health guidelines).

About the 97th Annual Convocation of St. Stephen’s College
The 97th Annual Convocation of St. Stephen’s College will consist of two graduation events: a Spring 2021 graduation celebration on May 10, and a Fall 2021 convocation ceremony on November 1.

As many will know, St. Stephen’s traditionally holds only one graduation event each year: a Fall convocation ceremony in early November. This year, the decision to allow students to graduate in both Spring and Fall is part of the College’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Last summer, we saw that the Spring 2020 onset of the pandemic delayed many students in completing certain program milestones, which in turn meant those same students were unable to meet the convocation deadlines for Fall 2020. Rather than requiring those same students to wait until Fall 2021 to graduate (a full 12 months after when they planned to graduate!), we instead made the decision to add a special graduation event in Spring 2021, thus alleviating some of the stress and pressure caused by the pandemic.

Details regarding the 97th Annual Convocation—both the Spring and Fall events—can be found on our Convocation webpage.