Extended Education 2021 Fall Virtual Convocation
October 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m.

The decision has been made to proceed with a fully virtual Fall 2021 convocation event.

Join the convocation

See your program
View the Fall 2021 Convocation program (FlipBook)
View the Fall 2021 Convocation program (PDF)

Learn about the platform and some fellow grads
Make the most of your Fall Convocation experience
Meet the class of 2021

Get a copy of your slide
Download your slide from the Ceremony

Congratulations on your achievement

  • Congratulatory message from Acting Dean, David Mandzuk

    On behalf of my colleagues in the Division of Extended Education at the University of Manitoba, I want to congratulate you on your achievements. Earning a Certificate or Letter of Accomplishment at any time is worth celebrating but at this particularly challenging time in our lives, it is even more noteworthy. The pandemic has reminded us all of the importance of being able to adapt quickly, learn independently, and search for new ways to apply what we learn, and I trust that the courses you have taken through Extended Education have allowed you to “extend” your learning in these ways. Although there continues to be uncertainty about when our current challenges will end, we have faith that all 141 of you graduating from 16 different programs will be well-positioned to thrive in the post-COVID era, thanks to the time you spent in Extended Education. Congratulations once again and best wishes for the future.

    Stay safe and keep well!

  • David Mandzuk

    Congratulations from the President and Provost


Congratulations from government officials

  • Brian Bowman
    Mayor of Winnipeg

  • Kelvin Goertzen
    Premier of Manitoba

  • Sarah Guillemard
    Minister of Conservation and Climate & MLA

  • Terry Duguid

Graduation deadlines

Spring  -  Declare by mid-January
Fall - Declare by late July/early August
February - Declare by mid-September


How to apply to graduate through Aurora

  • This does not apply to students in our intensive program packages.

    1. Log in to Aurora.
    2. Select Enrolment and Academic Records.
    3. Select Declarations.
    4. Follow the instructions.

    If your desired graduation term is not listed on your Aurora account or you have missed the deadline, contact your program coordinator as soon as possible.

    Declare now through Aurora

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Your parchment - Fall

  • Confirm your mailing address

    Please ensure we have your correct mailing address by Monday September 20 so we can mail your parchment to you promptly. Parchments will be delivered to Canada Post for distribution on October 8.  Due to COVID-19, please give Canada Post up to two weeks for delivery. We will send any document via standard mail to an international address at no extra charge.

    Confirm or correct your mailing address

    Unclaimed parchments

    The University of Manitoba will hold unclaimed parchments for a maximum of 12 months after graduation, including those returned to us as undeliverable. We will destroy any unclaimed parchments after 12 months.

    Replacement parchments

    If you do not receive your parchment, it is your responsibility to follow up with Extended Education office within this 12 month period. Any requests for your parchment after this time will be processed as a Request for Replacement Parchment, at the cost of $75.00 (subject to change).

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How to submit your virtual slide information

As part of Convocation, there will be a slideshow of graduating students, including the grad’s name, photo, and personal quote, as their names are read aloud.

You will receive an email from convocation2021@umanitoba.ca, which will include instructions on how to complete your virtual slide for the ceremony, including uploading a photo and message. Please start thinking of the photo you will use and what your message will say. Students who do not fill out a slide are not included in the ceremony.

Rent a gown for your photos - Fall

If you wish to take graduation photos, you may rent a gown through the gown rental company Gaspard at 1266 Fife Street in Winnipeg. The gown rental includes a keepsake cap and tassel. Please note that you are responsible for arranging photography services. Rent a gown

Purchase your souvenir cap

Order your souvenir cap with tassel. Shipping costs will be covered by Alumni Relations. Deadline to order is October 15.

Order your cap and gown - Fall

  • If you plan to be attending your convocation, in order to walk across the stage and receive your parchment, you must rent a gown though Gaspard. Deadline is TBD. The gown rental includes a keepsake cap and tassel.

    Rent a cap and gown

    Purchase your souvenir cap

    If you will be attending your convocation virtually or are unable to attend, order your souvenir cap with tassel. Shipping costs will be covered by Alumni Relations. Deadline TBD.

    Order your cap and tassel

    Get your UM frame

    Give your UM certificate the distinction it deserves. Preserve your parchment in a UM frame, featuring the UM crest and logo and display it with pride! Shipping is free, thanks to your Alumni Association, if you order on or before November 30, 2021.

    Purchase a frame

    Graduates, welcome to the alumni community

    Learn about the many resources, programs and benefits available to UM alumni. Follow @UManalumni on social.

    Visit the Alumni Association page

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Past graduations and convocations

Contact us

Extended Education
185 Extended Education Complex
University of Manitoba (Fort Garry campus)
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2 Canada

Toll free: 1-888-216-7011 ext. 8800