‘Twas the Night Before…Non-vocation??

Dear graduates,

Remember when you spent more time face to face than on FaceTime? When the Teams you tuned into were athletes? When you logged in to Moodle only to check how you did on your last test? When TopHat was something fancy people in old movies wore on their heads?

Our world has changed, and the culmination of your educational experience at BU has changed with it, including Convocation. We’ve had to adapt along with you; parts of this adjustment have gone smoothly, and parts of it have been rough.

None of that changes the fact that tomorrow, on May 28, 2020, you will be a graduate of BU. You have achieved your goals, and you will be moving on to whatever comes next. This is big and important, and we can’t let you go without a proper send-off!

We have joined together (so to speak) to raise a toast to you in a new way. It’s not Convocation, not yet, so perhaps it is Non-vocation?

Keep an eye on your email and the BU Convocation website atwww.BrandonU.ca/Convocation for a special message tomorrow!

In the meantime, Universities Canada and a number of other organizations are partnering to take the grad celebration national with a WE CELEBRATE: CLASS of 2020 CANADA special to be aired on CTV on June 6 at 7:00 pm CDT. You could be featured on TV as a Canadian grad! For a chance to be featured in the special, submit your photo before the end of today! Details on the show and photo submissions are found at https://edge-imaging.wishpond.com/landing-page-2545523/.

Happy night before!

With warm wishes,


Andrea McDaniel

University Registrar