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Fanshawe defers fall convocation due to public health restrictions

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All fall convocation ceremonies for all 2020 graduates have been tentatively deferred to next spring.


Angela McInnes | Interrobang | News | September 3rd, 2020




Fanshawe College has announced its decision to defer all fall convocation ceremonies.

The decision was made based on current public health restrictions on large indoor gatherings. It includes ceremonies originally scheduled to take place in St. Tomas, Woodstock, Simcoe, London and Huron/Bruce between October and November this year.

“Students have persevered through a very difficult time to complete their studies under extraordinary circumstances,” said Michele Beaudoin, vice president of Fanshawe’s student services. “We are very proud of their accomplishments and we know how disappointing this news will be. We look forward to celebrating their achievements when the threat of the pandemic has subsided.”

The College is tentatively planning an in-person celebration next spring for all 2020 graduates if health officials deem it safe to hold large public gatherings.

To honour its approximately 2,100 graduates, the College will launch a graduation celebration webpage in the fall.
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