On March 20, 2020, Professor Suzanne Fortier, Principal and Vice-Chancellor of McGill University, announced that spring convocation ceremonies were called off in order to prioritize the health of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.
McGill University is currently working to ensure that students who were planning to graduate this semester can complete their degree requirements. McGill is also exploring alternative ways for the community to come together to commemorate and celebrate these academic achievements at some point in the near future.
Update: on 24 April 2020, Principal Suzanne Fortier announced that Spring 2020 graduating students will be honoured during two Convocation ceremonies. McGill Convocation and Graduation's office has since published an extensive 2020 Convocation FAQ.
- The Spring 2020 in-person Convocation ceremonies have been postponed until Spring 2021.
- The University will also hold a Spring 2020 virtual Convocation ceremony to allow graduates to celebrate with their family and friends from across the globe. See the Convocation and Graduation's FAQ as well. The Faculty of Law's virtual ceremony will be held on 19 June 2020, at noon.