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Ryerson University has made the difficult decision to postpone all fall 2020 convocation ceremonies until 2021 or until it is permitted to safely hold large public gatherings again. Please refer to the Graduation and Convocation section of Ryerson’s central COVID-19 website as this situation continues to evolve.

Learn more of the virtual graduation celebration planned for fall 2020 graduates on November 17.

Convocation Dates

Ryerson Postponing Fall 2020 Convocation Ceremonies

  • The university is continuing to follow the advice and guidance of public health agencies and government directives on social distancing to prevent the spread of COVID-19. 
  • In light of the government and public health protocols regarding large indoor and outdoor gatherings, Ryerson University made the decision to postpone all fall 2020 convocation ceremonies until 2021, or until it is permitted to safely hold large public gatherings again.
  • Yes. If you have applied to graduate, and have completed your program requirements successfully, you will still graduate and be awarded your degree/certificate. 
  • The Office of the Registrar will have more information if you are unsure of your graduation status.
  • Yes. Students who are approved to graduate will receive a letter confirming when they will receive their e-parchment and when they can expect to receive their paper parchment in the mail.
  • Fall and spring 2020 graduates will be given the opportunity to cross the convocation stage. Once plans for 2021 convocation ceremonies are finalized in the coming months, the university will reach out to invite all of our 2020 graduates to participate in the upcoming ceremonies. 
  • In the near future, we will be reaching out to our 2020 grads to gather their input in the future planning of convocation ceremonies.