Fanshawe defers fall convocation


Media advisory:

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Fanshawe College has made the difficult decision to defer all fall convocation ceremonies originally scheduled to take place in St. Thomas, Woodstock, Simcoe, London and Huron/Bruce between October and November of this year. This decision was made based on current public health restrictions on large indoor gatherings.

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.

Fanshawe congratulates each graduating student who has worked hard to complete their studies, making sacrifices and learning different skills during these difficult times. This fall, the College will launch a graduation celebration webpage to honour their achievements.

"Students have persevered through a very difficult time to complete their studies under extraordinary circumstances," says Michele Beaudoin, vice president, 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."

This fall, approximately 2,100 graduates will be welcomed into the Fanshawe family of more than 200,000 alumni who are living and working around the world.

For more information, please visit Fanshawe's media contact page.