Celebrations for winter graduations

Published: 19 November 2020

UofG plans for online celebrations for Class of 2020

Message from Professor Jill Morrison, Clerk of Senate and Vice-Principal, to staff about the forthcoming online celebrations for the Class of 2020. 

I am sure that, like me, you are very disappointed that we are unable to celebrate with our graduating students on campus this winter. I know that many of you are planning to send messages to your students via Zoom, Teams and so on and may have planned online celebrations. I thought it would be helpful to tell you what the University is planning to do so that you can coordinate your arrangements with these plans, like we did for summer graduations. 

Colleagues are working hard to get graduation parchments sent to graduates by 18 December. 

We are planning a host of online celebrations across the UofG social media channels during the week beginning 30 November. These will include speeches by the Principal, video messages and more to celebrate our incredible Class of 2020. 

We have also created a dedicated website which includes downloadable Zoom backgrounds, customised social media gifs, stickers and filters and a #UofGgrad20 wall of fame that students can use in their own celebrations. If you’re posting messages to your graduating students on your social channels, please use #UofGgrad20 and #TeamUofG to join the celebratory campaign. 

Importantly, we are committed to supporting our graduates going forward as they enter their next chapter. We acknowledge that this year has been an incredibly difficult one, and we know there are uncertain times ahead. To acknowledge this, we have arranged for a number of provisions. You can find out about all of these alumni benefits in the Discover more menu. 

With very best wishes, Jill 

First published: 19 November 2020