Brandon University Convocation

Convocation is the ceremony during which your degree will be bestowed and is the culmination of your undergraduate and graduate education at Brandon University. It is a special and dignified occasion that marks the formal recognition of your hard work and accomplishment. Be proud!

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and associated public health restrictions, we hope to announce plans for May 2021 Convocation celebrations by late March. We continue to discuss how we can best recognize the graduates of 2020 as well as those who will graduate in 2021.

The Convocation website will be updated with current information periodically so please check back regularly, and we will also send information bulletins to your BU email as decisions are made.

If you have any questions at all, please feel free to contact me at I am happy to help you through this exciting part of your BU journey!

Watch your BU student email for more. Updates will also be posted to this page.

Are you expecting to graduate at May 2021 Convocation?

If yes and if you will have completed ALL your required course work by the end of April 2021, you must apply online to graduate before FRIDAY, MARCH 26, 2021 (if you have not already done so).  You can only graduate in May if you have applied online before the deadline! If you are taking your last courses in the Winter 2021 term, you still need to apply to graduate before March 26 even though all of your final grades will not be available until after that. We recommend that you apply earlier than later!

Apply Online

What Happens After I Apply?

Your application to graduate will be transmitted electronically to the Senate Office.  We will review your full student record in order to verify that you have completed or are in the process of completing all course requirements with the appropriate GPA, etc. If any issue is discovered, we will contact you via BU email, so it is very important to check your BU Webmail regularly!

You can view the status of your application to graduate at any time in the Student Information portal.  Simply login to the portal, and click the Graduation Application tab.  Under normal circumstances, you will see your status progress through the following stages:

  1. Application Received
  2. Ok Pending Final Grades

If you see a status other than one of the three listed above, and you have not heard from someone in the Senate Office, please contact us directly (204.727.9751 or