Grads receive convocation keepsake boxes

COVID-19 forced postponement of in-person summer convocation ceremonies at U of G, but the University still marked the occasion for its Guelph and Ridgetown campus grads. All winter and summer 2020 graduates were mailed a convocation “keepsake box” prepared by the Office of Ceremonies and Events. Students graduating this fall will also receive keepsake boxes.

Adorned with the University crest, the box contained each graduate’s degree, a souvenir program, a red and gold tassel, a congratulatory letter from the college dean and a biodegradable confetti cannon. An event ticket directed grads to a website for a video featuring the University’s outgoing president, Franco Vaccarino, and incoming president Charlotte Yates.

“Our graduates will never forget the year when they had to move from on-campus and in the classroom to at-home and online,” says Ray Darling, University registrar. “I hope they have learned what is possible when we are challenged and how to turn a crisis into an opportunity.”

For more information go to our Convocation website.