Fall 2020 Convocations Canceled

This communication was sent campuswide Nov. 12, 2020.

Dear Wildcat Family:

Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we have decided to cancel the in-person convocation ceremonies scheduled for Dec. 10 and 11 in the Dee Events Center. All fall graduates will be invited to return and participate in our spring 2021 commencement ceremony. 

Many of us consider commencement the most important event we hold on campus. I know this news is disappointing to us all, but especially our students who were looking forward to celebrating this incredible milestone at the end of this semester. We know their families and loved ones share in the disappointment.

Graduates, please watch for information from your individual colleges and departments regarding possible alternative, virtual celebrations. The university will also send out information about ways we would like to help celebrate your accomplishment. 

The Graduation Office will continue processing diplomas as normal. Diplomas will arrive in the mail once final grades have been submitted and degrees have been processed. Most students can expect their diplomas to arrive in the mail two to four weeks from the grade submission deadline of Dec. 15. 

Students who have applied for graduation will be notified through the Graduation Application in their student portal of any issues impeding the conferral of their degrees. If students have questions about their graduation status, they are encouraged to reach out to their academic advisor using the Find My Advisor app under Advisement in the A-Z index or at weber.edu/advisors.  

More information will be available at weber.edu/commencement. 

While the cancellation is necessary to help protect the health of our campus family and community, I don’t want members of the Class of 2020 to miss out on this momentous occasion in their lives.

We look forward to the opportunity to gather together in the spring and celebrate your accomplishment in-person. In the meantime, I wish you continued success as you wrap up the final weeks of fall semester.