Antigonish, Nova Scotia, Canada

2021 Spring Convocation Update

April 29th, 2021
Members of the Class of 2021 during the Xaverian Farewell, held earlier this semester.

To the Campus Community,

I am writing with an update regarding plans for our virtual 2021 Spring Convocation ceremonies. The changes to indoor gathering limits introduced earlier this week as part of the Nova Scotia government’s two-week provincial lockdown forced us to postpone our convocation as the number of people required for our virtual ceremony exceeded the newly introduced limit. 

Over the past 24 hours, much work has taken place to develop alternate plans that are in full compliance with the provincial gathering guidelines. This includes the decision to pre-record all ceremonial aspects and participants separately. With this, I am pleased to share that our virtual convocation ceremonies will now take place on Friday, May 7, 2021. 

There are two different ceremonies taking place; please note the one for your program: 

2 p.m. ADT Ceremony

Degrees: Ph.D. in Educational Studies; Master of Science, Education, and Adult Education; Bachelors of Education, Science, Nursing, Human Nutrition, Human Kinetics; Diplomas in Engineering and Integrated Dietetic Internship.

6 p.m. ADT Ceremony

Degrees: Bachelor of Arts, Business Administration, Music, and Diplomas in Jazz Studies, Bachelor of Arts & Science in Health, Bachelor of Arts & Science in Climate & Environment.

Please take a moment to review our 2021 Spring Convocation ‘Frequently Asked Questions’, which includes details on how to join each ceremony. If you have a question you don’t see addressed here, please contact Shanna Hopkins, Director of Alumni Affairs, at

In closing, this has certainly been an unprecedented year, requiring patience, flexibility, and resilience from everyone involved. We are grateful for your cooperation and understanding, and are looking forward to celebrating on Friday, May 7th.

Congratulations to all of our graduating students on your accomplishments. We look forward to the virtual celebration of your very special day.


Andy W. Hakin PhD

StFX President & Vice-Chancellor 

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