It’s time to celebrate all of your hard work! 

Save the date! On the weekend of June 7-8, 2019 we will be celebrating your achievements with convocation and a Faculty of Business gala dinner and dance. Events will take place in both Edmonton and Athabasca and we hope you will be able to join us as we gather together with family, friends, classmates, and Faculty of Business faculty and staff to celebrate your accomplishments.

Visit Countdown to Convocation to start planning!


Attention: Athabasca University’s convocation ceremonies are moving from Athabasca to Red Deer due to the evolving wildfire situation in northern Alberta.

June 7, 2019

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton
Connections Cafe

Welcome Reception

On the Friday evening before Convocation day, a welcome reception provides a special opportunity for you to meet and mingle face-to-face with the professors and fellow grads you have come to know so well online.  Some of our alumni will also be in attendance to welcome you to their ranks!

June 8, 2019

11:30 am
Westerner Park Exhibition Hall, Red Deer

Convocation Ceremony


This is the main event! You and your fellow graduates will gather in Red Deer with your professors to cross the stage and receive your parchment.

June 8, 2019

6:30 pm
The DoubleTree Hotel Grand Ballroom

Gala Dinner and Dance

After all the excitement of the day, you and your family can wind down with a lovely dinner followed by a dance with a live band. Kids and adults alike love this event!

Convocation Day Timetable
8:00 am - 9:30 amShuttle buses transfer from The DoubleTree Hotel
to Westerner Park Exhibition Hall in Red Deer
8:30 am - 4:30 pmFood and beverages available for purchase onsite
9:30 am - 10:30 amGowning of ceremony participants
10:30 am - 11:00 amFormation of academic procession
11:30 amConvocation ceremony
Post-ceremonyGroup photos; Candid photo opportunity; Return gown to gowning room
3:30 pm (approx.)Shuttle buses transfer from Red Deer to The DoubleTree Hotel
5:30 pm - 7:30 pmGrad photos at DoubleTree Hotel in Maligne Room (walk-ins are welcome as time permits)
6:30 pm - 7:30 pmCocktail reception, Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:30 pm - 9:00 pmDinner in the Grand Ballroom
9:00 pm - 1:00 amDance