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

Save the date! On the weekend of June 8-9, 2018 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!

June 8, 2018

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

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 9, 2018

12:00 noon
Athabasca University Main Campus, Athabasca

Convocation Ceremony

This is the main event! You and your fellow graduates will gather in Athabasca to eat breakfast, robe, and then, with your professors, proceed to the stage to receive your parchment.

June 9, 2018

6:30 pm
The DoubleTree Hotel Grand Ballroom, lobby level

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
8:45 amShuttle buses depart from The DoubleTree Hotel
to Athabasca (approximate travel time – one and a half hours)
9:00 am - 11:00 am Breakfast for graduates and guests
9:30 am - 11:15 amGowning of ceremony participants
11:15 am - 11:55 amProcession lineup
12:00 noonConvocation ceremony
2:30 pm (approx)Alumni luncheon for graduates and guests
3:30 pmShuttle buses depart Athabasca to The DoubleTree Hotel
5:00 pm - 7:30 pmGrad photos (by appointment)
6:30 pmChampagne reception in the Grand Ballroom foyer (lobby level)
7:30 pmDinner followed by toasts and awards
9:30 pmDance