Students from the "Meet the Class" story shared their photos in our annual convocation gallery.

MacEwan’s Curbside Convocation was an online event to remember

July 17, 2020 | Campus Life
That’s a wrap on Curbside Convocation!

On July 15, our graduates (and their families), faculty, staff, alumni and community came together on social media to celebrate the Class of 2020. Though we wish we could have celebrated in person, we were blown away by the number of people who joined in to make this day special for our grads.

By the numbers

At the end of June, Curbside Convocation boxes were sent out to over 2,300 grads across five faculties. The boxes contained each grad’s parchment, mortarboard and tassel, and a few special items to help them create their own celebration and welcome them to the alumni family.

MacEwan’s president, provost and deans hand-delivered 11 academic awards to recipients’ front doors. The furthest trek? Over 90 kilometres to Camrose!

Over 11,000 people viewed the celebrations across all social media platforms.

And #MacEwanCurbsideConvocation was the #1 trending topic on Twitter in Edmonton.

Grads shared their celebrations

From their living rooms to their backyards to our own campus grounds to distant provinces, graduates found beautiful and meaningful places to celebrate.

And they brought along those they care about most – their family, their friends and a few canine companions.

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“There are no happy endings. Endings are the saddest part. Give me a happy middle and a happy start.” ~Shel Silverstein Even though I was unable to graduate with my second family, I am so incredibly grateful for all the experiences that I had when I was out in Edmonton. When I look back at my time in the theatre arts program, I smile. I think about the wonderful and terrifying things I tried, the risks I took and the family that I was welcomed into. University would have not been the same without my second family. Thank you all from the very bottom of my heart! ❤️❤️❤️ It is not goodbye but, see you all soon. #macewancurbsideconvocation #macewangrad #grad2020🎓 #macewangrad2020

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Proud faculty and staff shared words of encouragement

They’ve been with you the whole way – from application through graduation. And on July 15 our faculty and staff made it clear: teaching and supporting you was a wonderful experience.

Thanks to our community

This day wouldn’t have been possible without the entire MacEwan community rallying together, and we thank everyone who helped us celebrate our grads in this unique way. We think Dr, Craig Monk, provost and vice-president, Academic, said it best:

To see all of our grads’ Curbside Convocation celebrations, search #MacEwanCurbsideConvocation and #MacEwanGrad on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.

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