Brock University’s June convocation to be held online

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Brock University will hold its 109th convocation ceremony online, in response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Ceremonies will begin June 18. This will be the third virtual convocation Brock has offered its students.

Students and their families will get a personalized graduation day experience that will remain online and available to students and the wider Brock community.

The university said alumni who aren’t able to celebrate their convocation in person will be recognized in person at a future date.

“We would have liked to be able to celebrate this momentous occasion in person for all our students; however, the health and safety of our entire Brock community must be our top priority,” president Gervan Fearon said in a news release.

“The virtual convocation experience is an exciting alternative to the traditional in-person ceremony and will allow students and their families from around the world to mark an incredible accomplishment in a safe manner,” he added. “Most importantly, convocation will be a special moment for our students and an opportunity to celebrate their academic and professional milestone.”

Graduating students will be mailed a package that includes their degree parchment, a convocation program, an alumni pin, a copy of Surgite magazine, and a bag of class of 2021 confetti.

Sean Vanderklis is a Niagara-based reporter for the Niagara Falls Review. His reporting is funded by the Canadian government through its Local Journalism Initiative. Reach him via email:

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